Sri Lanka Elephants.

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Elephants in Sri Lanka used to attract USA, Europe, Australia, Japanese and Chinese Tourists towards here. These large animals can be seen here in the Wild, National Parks and Orphanages. There are nearly 6,000 of them are wandering in this Island. Also they take important part in the Religious processing ceremonies of the Buddhist religion. These processions are called as Perahera and used to take place in the nights only. The biggest one is the Kandy Perahera where more than 100 trained Elephants take part in the parade with best clothe coverings and lighting made with small electric bulbs.

 

Feeding Elephants Calves.

Some staff of the elephant Orphanages in Sri Lanka used to allow the visiting tourists to feed the young ones with milk during the feeding times. In return the happy tourists used to present some money to the orphanage worker. Don't try to feed wild elephants, or other domestic elephants alone. Even if you want to feed domesticated elephants, its should be done along with the Elephant's Mahout. Elephants used to cooll their body heat, by swinging their ears, where the blood become cool and return back to their body. So don't try to hold their swingin ears.

Elephant Riding.

In Some parts of Sri Lanka, owners of the elephants used to allow foreign tourists to ride on their elephants for a small fee. Most local people don't recommend these rides. It is the choice of the visiting tourists to get a ride on an Elephant or just to watch them. Before venturing on an elephant ride, check the youtube.com videos on elephant rides.

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Elephants in the National Parks.

There many National Parks in Sri Lanka where you can witness these wild elephants from specially made observation jeeps (Safari Jeeps) from distance. In the Kaudulla National Park in Habarana area, between the months of August and December you can watch lot of elephants. They "Gather" near to Kaudulla Reservoir, to drink water and to play in the water. Some time you can see the large males fighting here to dominate their leader position. They used to be locked with their long tusks for hours. Minneriya is another place where you can see elephants gather for food and water. Udawalawe National Park, Yala National Park and some other less popular National Parks are available for the tourists to view the wild elephants. In Sinhala "Aliya Enava" means Elephant is coming.

  • Don't try to feed them as wild elephants are wild animals.
  • When photographing them, don't use your flash lights on.
  • Elephants are gentle ones and vegetarian. But if agitated then can pick you up and can throw away

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