National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka

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National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka

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This zoo features animals from across Asia, as well as a nightly elephant circus.
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dilan m
Sri Lanka31 contributions
Friends
Zoo is well cleaned and layered out properly now. Directions are given to all places so that you won’t miss anything in the park. The only the problem I noticed Is public washrooms, they are not properly maintained. Overall the visit was aw.
Written 6 January 2021
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blacktown2017
Sydney, Australia103 contributions
what a nice lovely place to visit, you don't need to travel far but make sure that you are there early in the morning to avoid the heat. the layout is excellent, all you have to do is follow the arrows which they are numbered, the only two things that minorly disappointed me were, even though the sign said that they accept credit cards, they actually don't (maybe the machine was down that day) and the other thing was i didn't get to see any leopards the cage was empty with broken door. apart from that, really a great place to spend the day,
Written 11 March 2020
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cabeysiriwardhane
Western Province, Sri Lanka11 contributions
The aquarium is done very nicely. Inside the aquarium very calm and quiet. The Zoo is very crowded during the holidays. If you visit the zoo in the day time on a weekday you can enjoy than a holiday. Too limited space for some animals. The zoo is open from 8. am to 10 pm during weekends (Usually 8.am to 6 pm).
Written 11 February 2020
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MonteBurns
New York City, NY915 contributions
Couples
We had a no plan day in Columbo so a TripAdvisor search show us that the zoo was t far from our hotel. A 100 ruble tuk tuk rode later we were there.

Nice place. Well kept and well laid out. Maps are given out at the ticket counter so we had an idea what direction to walk.

The zoo itself is very clean and the animals are well tended to. No staving malnourished animals to be seen.

We enjoyed our visit and walking around. Snacks are available. Signs saying don’t feed the animals are posted so don’t waste your resources bringing food for the animals. We had a green apple and wanted to give it to Prince the horse but I asked the guy first and he said no. I felt bad for Prince cause I showed it to him already and he looked happy to eat it.

Admission for tourists is a bit steep. 3000 rubies a person. That’s about $16.50 a ticket but it is a great way to spend 2-3 hours.

If you like zoos you should go here.
Written 13 January 2020
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Sand77M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates32 contributions
Family
After many years with my family we have visited the Dehiwala Zoo (thats the name we call from the childhood). Its far better than before & there are lots of new things & improvements. We love the way of the Macaw parrots were amazing.

We all enjoyed the way of the Tigers its like a glass cage & feels like tiger come near to you.

We also had lunch in the main Restaurant the food was ok bit over priced however the service was very poor & not enough servers.

Overall good experience there also kids activities which little once can enjoy..
Thank you.
Written 12 September 2019
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Srinal Wijesuriya
Negombo, Sri Lanka65 contributions
I had good experience with my family at weekend. It was so crowed day. The staff try there best to keep this clean.
But I couldn't see big development about the zoo. When I visited my childhood I can remember there were more animals than today. There wasn't good maintenance.

There was Children Play area. That was good. I think Zoo is National treasure.So need more attention for this.
Written 12 August 2019
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Meuraanjana,
Pilimathalawa, Sri Lanka80 contributions
Couples
Dehiwala zoo is one of my childhood favorite visits, but disappointingly I see very less change during the years. Only the entrance is enhanced. And the tiger cage.
Guys this is national treasure. Locals well as the international tourist adore this place.
Do not let the fame fade away,
Remember if you don’t care the animal lives and well being, the concrete you use to decor it is a complete waste.
I hope you guys will re create the facility in a more greater way.
Still a place to be visited though.
Written 20 February 2019
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My Tropical Journal
Colombo, Sri Lanka132 contributions
Couples
Popular attraction for families and kids specially during weekends. Can enjoy well if avoid busy times. There are many endemic and foreign creatures including birds, mammals, reptiles, snakes, fish etc. Considerably large area is allocated for the park and have tried squeezing best possible number of species in one location.

Sad part is animals are caged. Always feel when I visit this place, it will be a better view if the park is moved to a larger location big enough for them to roam freely. Pros is the effort of allowing local kids to get a glimpse of species that are uncommon to Sri Lanka.

There are few food stalls and restaurant to grab snack and meals in between the tiring walk. But make sure to feed yourself only, without feeding animals since they might get sick.

Recommend for anyone who love zoology. Please avoid if you are a hardcore animal welfare person who hate seeing caged animals. Better avoiding at first point, rather complaining.
Written 12 February 2019
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Ankur C
Greater Noida, India109 contributions
Family
Dehiwala Zoo is an amazing place to visit with children. The great variety of animals and the various shows like bird show, sea lion show and elephant dance show are unique and wonderful. There is also a kids play area where the kids can have a gret time while their parents can rest. Overall a very nice place, highly recommended
Written 15 January 2019
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Thomas R
Dresden, Germany9 contributions
Couples
Animals and Enclosures are in bad condition. Entry fee for Overseas is 3.000 Rps (15 Euro), Locals pay just 800 Rps.
Don‘t buy the cutten fruits from Locals offered in front of the Zoo to feed the animals. Feeding of Animals in the Zoo is strictly forbidden! Only cash accepted.
Written 14 January 2019
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