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Elephant Orphanage

I have mixed feelings of the famous elephant orphanage that is just outside Kandy. Beyond a shadow of a doubt the orphanage is a good thing and is literally a healing sanctuary for elephants that are orphaned, injured or in trouble. Although the rates are a little high for the foreigners it is still a wonderful opportunity to get close to elephants, touch them and support a good cause. What I donít like is that this has turned into a tourist trap - as we were constantly barraged with request for tips, begging and buying cheap souvenirs!
Elephant orphanage.jpg
Elephant orphanage.jpg
Making friends.jpg
Making friends.jpg
Landmine victim Elephant orphanage.jpg
Landmine victim Elephant orphanage.jpg
Bull at Elephant orphanage.jpg
Bull at Elephant orphanage.jpg
Elephant orphan.jpg
Elephant orphan.jpg
New Family Elephant orphanage.jpg
New Family Elephant orphanage.jpg