Millennium Elephant Foundation, Kegalle

#3 of 13 in Wildlife in Sabaragamuwa Province
Take a walk with elephants at Millennium Elephant Foundation, a 6 hectare (15 acre) rescue and rehabilitation center dedicated to caring for these majestic creatures. Captive elephants in Sri Lanka are common--they're often not only used as a sign of wealth and as tourist attractions, but also as labor for the logging industry. This foundation raises awareness about elephant mistreatment and promotes the phasing out of elephant rides and the ban of Howdah elephant chairs. After a stroll with these mighty creatures, help an elephant relax in a refreshing river bath. Volunteers as well as tourists are welcome at the foundation. Put Millennium Elephant Foundation on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kegalle trip planner.
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  • I did my research before I headed over to the Millenium elephant orphanage. I had learned Pinnawala was run by the government for profit only. I read the other two in the area chained their elephants....  more »
  • To say that I was disappointed after such high expectations,is an understatement, I thought the elephants looked healthy but the manner of the mahouts was shocking. Shouting at the elephants and...  more »
  • This is a very valuable place. People can study about elephant.
  • Very knowledgeable and friendly staff and well cared for animals. Don’t forget to try the excellent authentic Sri Lankan lunch buffet. Highly recommended!
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