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We decided to go to the Zoo as we hadn't been to a zoo for a while, and had a day free.
In retrospect we picked one of the worst days to go, as it was Saturday and the Zoo was packed.
Upon entry we...More
The zoo in Colombo appears small(ish) on the map, and like most attractions we've been to, is slightly underwhelming when you walk through the gates. But it just keeps going! The zoo is clean, well maintained, the animals seem happy, and we very much enjoyed...More
There were many animals tigers, leopards, puma, lions, bear - african animals asian animals birds and a aquarium too. but need more improvements. Good for kids and the local price is 100 rupees 30 for kids.
Better to give a route map to the people...More
Great place to take your kids. I was able to get hold of a zoo guide who toured me to the entire place in a timely manner. 1000LKR was worth the experience. He advised my 3.5 yr old daughter to feed a few animals which...More
The National Zoo needs to maintain the facility to keep up the place. They need to think more about the animals specially when they make money out of them. Also, need to think about animals health and safety. You can see garbage all over the...More
We visited this zoo during our SriLanka visit in December 2017. Its a lovely park and very well maintained.
I was excited about Giraffe and Zebra, we don't get to see them in most zoos.
Overall it was worth the visit.
National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka (also called Colombo Zoo or Dehiwala Zoo) is a zoological garden in Dehiwala, Sri Lanka, founded in 1936. Its sprawling areas are host to a variety of animals and birds. The zoo exhibits animals but also places an emphasis...More
This zoo actually has quite a wide variety of animals and is quite entertaining for young children as well, but needs much more improvement in terms of maintenance and animal welfare. Also the tiger enclosures need to be made much safer, as the safety grill...More
The Dehiwala zoo is a relaxing place for families. The premises is well landscaped with numbers to guide you through the correct order of visiting cages. A wide variety of animals can be seen and the elephant show and birds show were really entertaining. My...More
DO NOT SUPPORT THIS! I'm completely fine visiting well-kept zoos where animals are cared for and healthy, physically and psychologically. This zoo was disgusting and upsetting. Beautiful elephants were repeating one movement, chained up in amidst their own faeces. Turtles swimming in circles on repeat,...More
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There is no designated vehicle park for the zoo. However there are some spaces to park vehicles by the sides of the road. If you go there on a weekday, finding a decent parking space won't be problem. But during weekends, it... More
There is no designated vehicle park for the zoo. However there are some spaces to park vehicles by the sides of the road. If you go there on a weekday, finding a decent parking space won't be problem. But during weekends, it may be a little difficult.