All the zoos in the country that have been temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation will be reopened from tomorrow (February 01) as per the health guidelines.
Accordingly, Dehiwala Zoo, Pinnawala Zoo, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Ridiyagama Safari Park belonging to the Department of National Zoological Gardens will be reopened on 01.02.2021, the Director General of the Department of National Zoological Gardens Ishini Wickramasinghe said.
The Dehiwala and Pinnawala Zoos will be open 7 days a week and the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage will be open 3 days of the week for foreign tourists and 4 days for local tourists.
Tourists visiting the Ridiyagama Safari Park should also book their time online.
Visitors must complete the visitor information sheet provided by the zoo. Visitors can contact the following telephone numbers for more information.
Dehiwala Zoo – 0112712751
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage – 0352266116
Pinnawala Zoo – 0352266641
Ridiyagama Safari Park – 0473620410