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Dehiwala Zoo

Deiwala Zoo

Dehiwala Zoological Gardens is one of the oldest zoological gardens in Asia founded in 1936. The entire zoo covers an area of 10.1 ha / 0.10 km², with well landscaped gardens and foliage to provide a more natural habitats to its animals.

It’s a home to a wide variety of animals and birds that can be found around the world. All the animals are spread out in a number of houses.

•    The Reptile House - The Reptile House of Colombo Dehiwala Zoo has a collection of crocodiles, tortoises, snakes and oth- er reptiles.
•    The Mini Medura - The Mini Medura has a display of more than 500 varieties of fish and is considered as one of a kind in Asia.  
•    The Nocturnal House - This house contains the nocturnal birds and animals like owls, bats, rodents, and lemurs.

The highlight of the zoo is the elephant circus which takes place daily at 5.15 p.m. with extra shows on Sunday and holidays at 3.15 p.m.

 

Click here for more details - National Zoological Gardes

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