Points of Interest - Udawalawe

Elephant Transit Home

Feeding the Elephants
A herd of elephants at the Elephant Transit Home

Located within Udawalawe National Park, the Elephant Transit Home is visited and loved by many.

It’s a remarkably fascinating experience, seeing cute baby elephants being bottle-fed milk four times a day. It is a wonderful sight to see these little ones running towards the feeding point, being fed and playing around.

The Elephant Transit Home makes shelters for orphaned and sick elephants and takes care of them until they are strong enough to be returned to the wild.

The Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home was established in 1995 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation and it’s backed by the Born Free Foundation, U.K.

Feeding times are 06:00, 09:00, 12:00, 15:00 and 18:00. Visitors don’t get a chance to get too close to the babies. Although you have to watch them from behind a barrier, you can watch the movements of these mischievous babies, which is so much fun.

There is also an Information Centre situated in the site for you to learn more about the elephants in Sri Lanka.

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