Tame or wild, the elephant remains part and parcel of the Sri Lankan landscape. Do not miss a trip to the Pinnawela orphanage, where tourists can feed the babies. The Bundala reserve us home to many herds of wild elephants, while the Wirawila reserve will appeal to birdwatchers and ornithologists.
The Sri Lankan elephant population is now largely restricted to a few National Parks and Nature Reserves.© © Ivan / age fotostock
The Sri Lankan Elephant is one of three recognized subspecies of the Asian Elephant.© © Ivan / age fotostock
Danger, elephants crossing!© © Ivan / age fotostock
An elephant family in Sri Lanka.© © mike smith / age fotostock
An important cultural symbiosis has continued to exist between the elephant and humans for over two thousand years in Sri Lanka.© © mike smith / age fotostock