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Asian Elephant

Elephas maximus maximus

Description:

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village. Pinnawalla is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world. In 2011, there were 88 elephants, including 37 males and 51 females from 3 generations, living in Pinnawala.



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55 Comments (1–25)

shean1
shean1 4 years ago

I've been ther before with my family. My grandma lives in Sri Lanka

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 5 years ago

cool..

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

thanks Khathoub!

Khathoub
Khathoub 6 years ago

niceee shots.. im so grateful that I got the chance to see the place for real... :) wonderful..

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Yes they are.. thank you for the comment facuv1 !!!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

gracias harsuame !

harsuame
harsuame 6 years ago

Grandioso bella toma::

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

thank you all for your kind words and encouragement !!!

williefromwi
williefromwi 6 years ago

Congrats Nuwan on your SOTD award.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 6 years ago

Congratulations for your SOTD, Nuwan.

ThePalGuy
ThePalGuy 6 years ago

Stunning images. Thanks for sharing.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 6 years ago

Great series! Well deserved SOTD!

emmysangk
emmysangk 6 years ago

Beautiful!!

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 6 years ago

Congrats Nuwan!

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 6 years ago

Congrats, Nuwan - nice series :)

Congratulations, Nuwan this cutie is such a delightful SOTD !

patty
patty 6 years ago

I am glad Pinnawala has so many beautiful elephants, lovely pictures and congratulations =)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 6 years ago

Excellent series!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

thanks Maria

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Congratulations, Nuwan!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

thank you Leuba and Scott !!!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

Congratulations Nuwan! Great series!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Beautiful photos Nuwan -Congratulations !

It's such a pity that we need these sanctuaries..

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

I am deeply honored, thank you Yasser for choosing this as a spotting of the day. I appreciate all of your kind words thank you all !!

Rambukkana, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka

Lat: 7.33, Long: 80.40

Spotted on Jul 6, 2012
Submitted on Jul 6, 2012

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