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    Opening of Pinnawala Open Air Zoo on April 17

    April 15, 2015

    The country’s first Open Air Zoological Gardens is scheduled to be declared open on April 17. It has come up adjacent to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.

    This Open Air Zoo has been constructed targeting the promotion of tourism industry. It spans 44 acres. Noteworthy is the allocation of the Zoo for animals endemic to the country.


    Animals such as leopard, bears, deer and crocodiles will be conserved and an opportunity is afforded to observe their movements.


    The expenditure incurred on the Pinnawala Open Air Zoo is 862 million rupees.

    Last modified on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 12:38

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