Elephant Transit Home (ETH), Udawalawe National Park

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Observe the heartfelt conservation work at Elephant Transit Home (ETH), which raises orphaned young elephants with the ultimate goal of their joining a wild herd in the national park. Watch the excited young elephants frolic and run for their feed of milk and foliage. Consider combining your visit here with a tour of the park, where you'll have a chance to see "graduates" of the center roaming free with their kind. To visit Elephant Transit Home (ETH) on your trip to Udawalawe National Park, use our Udawalawe National Park day trip site.
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  • Easy to find just a few miles along the road from Uduwalawe National Park. The main thing to see here is feeding time, which I believe is every three hours from 9am. The ticket office opens about 15.....  more »
  • Came to the transit home after a jeep safari in the National Park. Over 50 elephants counted, including many babies. We were there at feeding time which was quite amusing as the elephants were...  more »
  • We went here and was very happy with our visit. It costs 500 rubies to get in .You get to see baby elephant's feeding and drinking. There is around 40-50 elephant's that show up .its great for the whole family. Along the grounds there is information about all the elephant and a giant skeleton remains of one of the elephants .
  • A fantastic opportunity to see orphaned elephants being cared for, with respect and not one chain in sight, unlike other so called elephant sanctuaries I have previously visited. The heart warming aspect, there is no posing or riding with the elephants for a fee, everything is done with the welfare of the elephants in mind. Following your visit you can take the jeep safari to see the elephants roaming free in Ufawalawe reserve, a truly great day out.

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