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Pinnawala elephant orphanage makes 700 million rupees

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By ITN News Editor February 12, 2019 18:50

Pinnawala elephant orphanage makes 700 million rupees

Measures have been taken to extend closing time of elephant orphanage of Pinnawala to 10.00 p.m.
Director of the National Zoology Department, Dhammika Malsinghe said that steps are being taken to make the extension. More than 920,000 local and foreign tourists have visited the elephant orphanage last year. The Zoology Department says more than 700 million rupees income has been generated from the orphanage last year. It is expected to implement a range of programs to attract more tourists to the place. Dhammika Malsinghe said that a passenger bus service will also be introduced for the convenience of the visitors. Another initiative will be launched to breed elephants at the orphanage and release them to forest areas.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 12, 2019 18:50
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