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Pinnawala Zoo

Our visit to the Pinnawala Open zoo was really enjoyable. Although there are few animals there, it is a great place to unwind. Waddling ducks, hopping rabbits and ready to fight roosters and other fowls at the entrance of the Pinnawala Zoo invited us to enter into the zoo. So, we bought tickets and entered into the zoo to watch this newly built mini zoo of Sri Lanka.

Check this post about Pinnawala Zoo  if you like to see the photos of animals in the zoo.

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Peaceful views of the Pinnawala open Zoo

It is spacious. It is relaxing and it is peaceful. While our son enjoying his time watching animals, I spent time experiencing the fresh air and beautiful views. The views relaxed me and helped me to unwind. Like in many other places we visited, I did not want to pay close attention for my kid as it was less crowded and safe for kids to run here and there. He was happily spending his time with his father, so I could have some sort of ‘me time’ for me.

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Our kid enjoyed his time freely.

 

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Lot of running till he was tired! 🙂

Here are some of the views I captured from the Pinnawala open Zoo. Hope you like to go through these views around the zoo.

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Beautiful trees and spacious land added more beauty to the Pinnawala open zoo

 

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I like these views with man-made structures

 

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A viewing point at the Pinnawala Zoo

 

Father and son had great bonding time there 🙂

Have you been to Sri Lanka?In Sri Lanka,Kandy is a must visit location.Pinnawala is located in Colombo Kandy road near Kegalle/Rambukkana. If you visit Sri Lanka,Kandy then don’t forget to stop at Pinnawala and visit this zoo and the most popular Elephant Orphanage!

 

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.

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At the entrance of the zoo there are domestic animals roaming freely.
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Waddling ducks create a beautiful scene for kids
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A moment from the Pinnawala Zoo
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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.

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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)
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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.

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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.

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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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My son loves animals. So we decided to visit the Singapore Zoo with him and it was an amazing day for him. He found lot of his animal friends in the Singapore zoo and enjoyed his time much. Same as him, we also had a great day in this beautiful zoo, which is popular as one of the best Zoo in the world. If you’ve visited there you may already know, if not,it is a wonderful zoo where animals roam here and there freely. With its open concept, Singapore zoo is a much popular and attractive place and it is a must visit attraction in Singapore.Here are few moments of our day at the Singapore zoo.

A Day at the Singapore Zoo
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Its a tortoise!

Sanu loved to see tortoise,fish and other animals when he just entered to the zoo.

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These white tigers are a great sight for all who visit the zoo.They were in a place where visitors feel that they are in an actual jungle.We didn’t feel that we are in a zoo.

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White Tiger at the Singapore Zoo

If you think zoo is mainly an attraction for kids,it is not true.At first I also had that feeling.But inside the Singapore zoo,we could see beautiful statues,landscapes and architectural features which gives a relaxing and enjoyment feeling.Singapore-Zoo-7

I really attracted different beautiful features and statues we fund in the zoo which feature different habitats from different places around the world.

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Here are some different animals from the zoo.Well,I cant remember some of the names of these animals. 🙂

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Monkeys

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We also watched one of the animal shows in the zoo.However,in mid of this show we went back.My son didn’t show much interest on the show although we liked it.He started making some noise and we had to move before it becomes a big cry. 🙂

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Can you see who are living there?
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After some refreshments,we started our roaming around the zoo.Next is the place of orangutan.

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Well,this was one of the most attractive places for my son and he was telling ‘Gorilla’. For him all these orangutans were ‘Gorillas’. 🙂

Now it is time to watch rhinoceros.As per my son,they are ‘hippos’.

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Rhinoceros at the Singapore Zoo
Rhinoceros at the Singapore Zoo
A close capture of Rhinoceros
Save on Tickets to the Singapore zoo

If you visit Singapore Zoo,purchase tickets online to enjoy discounts.Also if you purchase as a package there are attractive discounts which you can find in Singapore zoo website.

 

Seems I have lot of photos and moments to share.We next visited the section which feature the African wildlife and culture.Hope to share those moments in another post as this is too long with lot of photos from the zoo.

Anyway,do you remember how we ended up our Singapore zoo visit?It is at the water play area of rainforest kidzworld.

So,how about your week?Did you have wonderful time with kids and family?Please share your photo stories with us.

 

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