Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Elephant orphanage, Pinnawala, Sri Lanka.

The total wild elephant population is estimated at roughly 2500 and is going down. Elephant orphanages give succor to abandoned young elephants or those affected by disease or injury. The elephant orphanage at Pinnawala is a big tourist attraction. Here you see the elephants taking a bath in the adjoining river, at Pinnawala during the early afternoon hours..