National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, Colombo

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#3 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in Sri Lanka
View an extensive display of wildlife at National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka, home to 3,000 individual animals representing 310 different species. The 10 hectare (24 acre) grounds promote the animals' well-being, with dense tree coverage and well-maintained landscapes. Get up close to mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, and marine invertebrates, and take in one of a number of shows, including elephant and sea lion performances as well as an education program for chimps. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Colombo holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.....  more »
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  • The place has improved since my last visit. But I do hope many animals were not caged and had more space to run about. They don't have a proper map. There is one in near the front gate. That's it. Unless you take a photograph, it has no use when you go inside. May be they should provide a small map printed on the back of the ticket or something. However, it's a good place to take your kids, let them enjoy and learn something. There is a restaurant on site and play area for kids right beside it. You can also bring your own food. They have benches setup and water taps nearby. Garbage bins were located in many places for convenience.
  • One of the beautiful places I've ever seen.Every mammal, to bird, to fish you see here puts everything to perspective how the nature has gifted us all it's wonders.To witness all life other than ourselves face to face, as seen at the comfort of our homes,is really mind boggling.From Bengali tigers to giraffes 15ft tall.But observing the animals in the zoo also sheds a light on how animals are caged to entertain and the sub par living conditions they have to put up with, far from their original homes makes a melancholic experience. So in the end there may be a conflict of emotions when visiting here, but will leave every one who threads this zoo really enlightened.
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