COLOMBO (EconomyNext) – Sri Lanka’s first open air and the second National Zoological Garden, home to animals like leopards and bears, is to open on Friday, April 17, the Ministry of Tourism said in a statement.
The 44-acre zoo is located adjacent to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and will be operatd in line with modern zoo concepts.
"The Pinnawala Open Air Zoo has been designed to provide open range zoo experience to the visitors with free living space for animals and to promote the tourism industry," the statement said.
"Animals such as leopards, bears, deer and crocodiles will be conserved and an opportunity afforded to observe their movements."
The open air zoo was built at a cost of 862 million rupees.