13. 04. 2016.

Asian Elephants, Sri Lanka

Cute elephants bathing (look at the little one!) at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. The orphanage was originally founded in order to afford care and protection to many of the orphaned unweaned wild elephants found wandering in and near the forests of Sri Lanka. It was established in 1975 by the Sri Lanka Department of Wildlife Conservation. The orphanage is open to the public daily, and all admission fees are used to look after the elephants; visitors to the park can view the care and daily routine of the elephants, such as bottle feeding of elephant calves, feeding of all other elephants, and bathing in the Ma Oya (River).
I really hope they take good care of the elephants there...hearing all the bad stories about the sanctuaries in south-east Asia makes me feel cautious about such places. Best of luck to everyone involved!
And thank you Mariyam for another great card from you, this time with a matching stamp :)

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