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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Zoo reopen today

The Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and the Pinnawala Zoo will be reopened today. They were closed when the COVID second wave hit the country.

Local tourists can visit the locations on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and foreigners on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, National Zoological Gardens Deputy Director Renuka Bandaranaike said.

She said that visitors to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage are not allowed to bathe elephants and feed them fruits, because of the COVID pandemic.

Bandaranaike said that steps will be taken to maintain the distance between the tourists and the staff and the tourists will not be permitted to get close to the elephants.