Pinnawala Zoo Sri Lanka – Is It Worth Visiting?

Pinnawala Zoo Sri Lanka – Is It Worth Visiting?

Pinnawala Zoo

When it comes to travel with kids, a visit to a zoo is always exciting and interesting for them. That is why we decided to visit Pinnawala Zoo during our recent Sri Lanka holiday thinking this would be a good experience for our kid. When it comes to Pinnawala Sri Lanka, we cannot miss a visit to the popular attraction of Pinnawala. That is elephant orphanage of Pinnawala. After our visit to the Elephant Orphanage then we visited the Pinnawala open concept zoo which is a kind of a mini zoo. This zoo is located in few minutes walking distance from the pinnawala elephant orphanage.

Pinnawala Zoo Sri Lanka
At the entrance of the zoo there are domestic animals roaming freely.
 Sri Lanka Pinnawala Zoo
Waddling ducks create a beautiful scene for kids
 Sri Lanka Pinnawala Zoo
A moment from the Pinnawala Zoo
 Sri Lanka Pinnawala Zoo
We also found a star tortoise

Still, the zoo is with few exhibits, but is beautiful and looks natural. Although buildings and structures look new, the landscapes are really beautiful. Our kid enjoyed the Pinnawala zoo than the Pinnawala elephant orphanage. He loved to watch the animals and enjoyed his time running here and there along the beautiful and spacious foot paths of the zoo. For a family bonding time, it is really worth visiting this Pinnawala zoo.

Pinnawala Zoo
It is a bear!

Just see some of our moments and photographs from the Sri Lankan Pinnawala Zoo!

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We found this baby pangolin with his caretaker.

Here are some more moments from our visit.

This donkey was eating straw when we were at the Pinnawala zoo 🙂 (Nothing special to mention here)
Spotted deer
Is it worth visiting the Pinnawala Zoo Sri Lanka?

Well, this is my opinion. Still this zoo is with few animals. So, if you really want to watch different animals, this is not the zoo you have to visit. Instead, Colombo zoo is with lot of different species. However, if you like to spend time with kids and family or if you love to enjoy your time among the beautiful and spacious landscapes, then this mini zoo in Pinnawala is ideal.

Pinnawala Zoo Sri Lanka
The Pinnawala Zoo is with lot of beautiful views and landscapes

If you live in Sri Lanka,Pinnawala can be an ideal getaway for a holiday or even on a weekend.Other than this Pinnawala Zoo,there are few other attractions in Pinnawala including Elephant Orphanage and Pinnawala Iperanigama Theme Park.You can easily spend a day in activities with the family and kids.

If you are travelling with kids to Sri Lanka and if you visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage while you are on the way to Kandy,  then Pinnawala Zoo can be a good place to entertain the kids. My kid  loved this zoo than the elephant orphanage.

Pinnawala Zoo
The Pinnawala zoo is ideal to spend quality time with kids.It is not crowded.Also it is spacious and relaxing.

However,if you are in Sri Lanka for a really short or few days holiday, then there are many other attractions which are ancient and unique to Sri Lanka. I believe visiting such ancient sites which are along the Colombo Kandy road is worth considering the short period of time you stay in Sri Lanka. We also visited places such as Gadaladeniya Viharaya, Lankathilaka Viharaya and Ambakke which are with some ancient value.

But, it seems the pinnawala zoo is still under development. It will be a major attraction in Pinnawala in near future!

How to reach Pinnawala Zoo?

Pinnawala zoo is located along the Rambukkana Road just near to the Elephant Orphanage.

You may need at least 2 hours to cover this zoo.

Have you been to Sri Lanka before? How was your experience among the attractions?

 

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  1. Although this zoo doesn’t have that many animals, I like the fact that some of the animals roam freely. I would love to go there!

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