Pinnawala elephant orphanage, located at Rambukkana Road, in Kegalle, Sri Lanka, was founded in 1975 and the first elephant arrived in 1975.
At Pinnawala elephant orphanage lives 69 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
Pinnawela orphanage is situated in Rambukkana, northwest of the town Kegalla, halfways between the present capitol Colombo and the ancient royal residence Kandy in the hills of central Sri Lanka. It was established 1975 by the Sri Lanka Wildlife department. This 24 acres large elephant orphanage is a also breeding pace for elephants, the first elephant baby was born in 1984, and until the nineties it had the greatest herd of elephants in captivity in the world. Between 1975 and 2012, 67 animals were born here.