Earnings of the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawala have reached a record high.
Local as well as foreign tourists visit attractive locations in the island following the peaceful environment that prevails. Authorities at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage say that the number of visitors is increasing daily. They point out that the monthly earnings from the sale of tickets with effect from January this year exceeds 50 million rupees. This is the world’s largest Elephant Orphanage. At present there are 91 elephants. 10 baby elephants were born at the orphanage within the last four months. Measures have been taken to improve the facilities at the orphanage.