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National Zoological Gardens

Jardines Zoológicos Nacionales

Jardines Zoológicos Nacionales

National Zoological Gardens (Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Dehiwala) – a.k.a. Dehiwala Zoo, this zoo is located 11 km from Colombo. It has a fine collection of animals, birds, reptiles and fish from all over the world. The aquarium is the only one of its kind in Asia and displays over 500 varieties of aquatic life. Also walk through Aviary, Reptilian, and Butterfly Park to see another amazing world of wild animals. In addition, there are daily elephant performances at 5.15 p.m. Admission: Rs. 2,500 (tourists), Rs. 100 (locals). Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm.