Timings : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM,
Elephant performance - 5:15 PM
Entry Fee : LKR 500,
Photograph - LKR 250
The National Zoological Garden of Sri Lanka is also known as the Colombo Zoo or the Dehiwala Zoo. This sprawling zoo is home to over 300 different species of animals, birds, reptiles, and fish from all over the world. All this makes it a popular destination for both locals and tourists. The National Zoological Garden of Sri Lanka stretches over an area of almost 30 acres. One of the main focuses of the zoo is to look after the conservation of the animals.
The National Zoological Garden of Sri Lanka is also visited by many students today for research and analysis of the different species of flora and fauna. There is also an educational program of the chimpanzees, which is organized on a timely basis.
The National Zoological Garden of Sri Lanka also has a beautiful butterfly garden which is beautified with small shrubs and trees and has over 30 different species of butterflies. Apart from that, one can also enjoy the fantastic fountains and colourful flowers. The zoo is a great place to spend some quality time and also enrich yourself with the knowledge of flora and fauna.
Today the National Zoological Garden is quite developed and offers facilities like elephant and pony rides, boat rides and restaurants accompanied by ice-cream shops. There is also a souvenir shop to pick up something and remember your experience. So, when in Colombo do make it a point to pay a visit to the National Zoological Garden of Sri Lanka.
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