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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

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Nicob a écrit un avis (mars 2020)
Givenchy-en-Gohelle, France7 contributions4 votes utiles
Bonjour, Comme beaucoup de personnes avant de partir au SriLanka, l'orphelinat des Eléphants revenait comme un incontournable lors de nos recherches . Or notre réalité est bien différente. C'est un business bien organisé. Les Eléphants on certes à mangé et à boire mais ce
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Date de l'expérience : mars 2020
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Réponse de pinnawalaelephant, Public Relations Manager de Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
A répondu le 8 mars 2020
Dear Nikob, A fantastic day from Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ! Thank you very much for visiting Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and your feedback. It is sorry to read your feedback, as you are not having a good attitude about us. However, this is not a well-organized business. This place was initiated to provide care and shelter to the elephants who were stranded in the wild due to many reasons and at present, it has expanded its service on the breeding and conservation of Asian elephants for the preservation of the species too. Further, this is a government institute, under the Department of National Zoological Gardens in Sri Lanka and the government allocates all the money to maintain this place. Actually, it is not an easy task to maintain these large creatures and it cost a lot more than you think. As well as all the revenue generated will be directed to main government accounts. According to your review, we assume that you have seen our sick elephants under the ongoing veterinary treatment in the enclosures. Especially they are in different health condition and when the veterinary practices, we are compelled to chain them up for minimizing the harm of unrest at the situation. In addition, the reason for their uncomfortable behaviors is their multiple health conditions. As a dedicated institute for the elephant conservation, we always provide elephants a highest-level welfare and our veterinary doctors are on alert their mental and physical health condition. Further, bullhook is just a guiding tool to drive elephants to the direction the mahout want and it’s not a torturing equipment as you suggest. Especially at the riverside, they need to be well managed and Mahouts use it is only used in case of an emergency. It further ensures your safety and animal safety too. We hope you understand our efforts on keep up the elephants in the facility. Once again thank you for your feedback and we welcome you back to PEO in near future. From,
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Tiffany D a écrit un avis (févr. 2020)
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Franchement déçue par cette visite ! Elle était incluse dans notre circuit, et on nous l'a présenté comme "le meilleur orphelinat d'éléphant du pays" je n'ose pas imaginer les autres... Les enclos sont petits, sans herbes et peu d'ombre. Les elephant ne font pas heureux,
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Date de l'expérience : février 2020
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Réponse de pinnawalaelephant, Public Relations Manager de Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
A répondu le 1 mars 2020
Dear visitor, A fantastic day from Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage! Thank you very much for taking time to write us. We are disappointed to read that your stay with us fell short expectation. However, we are a dedicated institution for the conservation of Asian elephants in Sri Lanka and we do fallow the international standards for elephant management in this facility. Especially, we highly concern these requirements such as space requirement, enclosure design, nutrition, reproduction, enrichment, veterinary care to give the elephants a quality living environment in the facility. When considering their enclosures, they are designed with all the facilities to meet the basic needs and elephants are generally kept only at night in those enclosures. Further, the elephants that you mentioned in your review are our sick elephants that are under the ongoing veterinary treatment in the facility according to our assumption. Except for those elephants, the other elephants are spending their time in the free roaming area as well as elephant-bathing place at the riverside at the same time. Actually, as they are captive elephants, they have an eating schedule, which based on veterinary recommendation. We provide them food on a regular basis and they generally have their main meal at night. Chains are using especially at the veterinary treatments and certain uncontrolled bull elephants are kept in chains to limit their violent behaviors for some extent in the facility to ensure the safety of visitors and animals too. Further, our caretakers use a traditional tool, which called ankus or bullhook to manage these land largest creatures in the facility. This has been used for many thousand years in Sri Lanka as an elephant has a great history in the history. So our mahouts know the limitations of the use of bull hook without any harm to the animals. Finally, we assure you that we strive to protect them with maximum living conditions and work towards to prevent these endangered species form their future extinction as well as protecting the biodiversity of Sri Lanka too. Thank you, From, PEO Team.
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Benlet a écrit un avis (févr. 2020)
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Beaucoup d’espoirs avant la visite, à la hauteur de notre déception. Une usine à touriste et à roupies! Il faut payer pour se faire prendre en photo à côté d’un pauvre éléphant parqué dans un petit enclos avec ses congénères. Puis direction la rivière pour le bain, on se dit que
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Date de l'expérience : février 2020
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Réponse de pinnawalaelephant, Public Relations Manager de Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
A répondu le 29 févr. 2020
Dear visitor, A fantastic day from Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage! Thank you very much for your constructive feedback. We are saddened by the disappointment of this visit. Further, we sincerely apologize for the unwelcoming experience you had with us. We being a government institution do not allow to accept any kind of tips and rewards. Therefore, please be refrain from doing that. We have been briefed on this and have installed awareness boards in the premises too. In addition, your comment will certainly be considered as areas of improvements. Thank you for visiting Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and we welcome you back to the PEO in the future. Thank you. From, PEO Team.
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soledade38 a écrit un avis (févr. 2020)
Voreppe, France306 contributions47 votes utiles
Une place à ne pas manquer surtout la descente à la rivière tous les jours à 10h du matin attention prévoir de venir assez tôt pour être bien placé pour leur passage ensuite descendre à la rivière pour les voir se baigner et possibilité de les brosser un moment inoubliable
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Date de l'expérience : février 2020
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Réponse de pinnawalaelephant, Public Relations Manager de Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
A répondu le 24 févr. 2020
Dear visitor, A fantastic day from Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage! Thank you very much for visiting Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage sharing your humble response on tripadvisor. We are so fascinated with your satisfying visit and we extend our heartiest gratitude for perfect rating. Indeed elephant bathing event at the riverside is a must visit place at PEO and elephants are in our custody are taken to the river twice a day for their daily water requirement. In addition, it is fun to see their natural behaviors in water and their mud baths on the bank of the river. As you said, visitors have an opportunity to brush and give a bath to the elephants at the jumbo bathing event at PEO and this rare experience will never forget in your life. So, we welcome you once again to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage to gain wonderful memories with elephants. From, PEO Team.
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JB R a écrit un avis (févr. 2020)
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Si vous souhaitez participer à de l’exploitation foncez ! Ces éléphants sont dans des enclos sans herbes, beaucoup d’animaux dans leurs cages et dans le fond (pour pas les voir directement ?) manifestent des troubles du comportements dus à la captivité (tête qui balance).
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Réponse de pinnawalaelephant, Public Relations Manager de Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
A répondu le 22 févr. 2020
Dear visitor. A fantastic day from Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage! Thank you very much for visiting Pinawala Elephant Orphanage and sharing your feedback with us. However, we would like to clarify the points that you have raised on us. If we go to your first attention, you have said that our elephants are in cages without grass. Actually, as they are captive elephants, they have an eating schedule, which based on veterinary recommendation. We serve them on a regular basis and they generally have their main meal at night. Furthermore, the elephants that you have seen in our cages are under ongoing veterinary treatment and the reason for their uncomfortable behaviors is their multiple health conditions. As a dedicated institute for the elephant conservation, we always provide elephants a highest-level welfare in this facility. Regarding swimming, elephants in our custody are taken into river twice a time a day for their daily water requirement. At there, scrub the elephants body with a coconut husks to remove dirt, fecal stains and dead skin. It is essential to clean the skin of the elephants to avoid the infections since those are most common medical problems in captive elephants. At the same time, it builds up their physical fitness by walking in and out of the premises. Generally, elephants in the wild walk more than 25 km a day and it helps to maintain good health in skeletal, digestive, foot and joint of them. As well as exercises are also an important form of enrichment for captive elephants. We do design everything for their betterment in the facility and we assure you that we never exploit them in any way. They have around 14 perches area to roam and perform their natural behaviors in the facility. It further has facilitated mud and sand pits to wallow as they are fond of having them and romping around in mud not only cools them, but also provides a protective layer to shield their body from the sun ray’s and it is also relief them from insect bites. Therefore, we hope that you will understand our operations and we hope to welcome you back to the PEO in the future. Thank you. From, PEO Team.
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Réponse de Calou58arlon
avr. 2015 |
Belle iniative , mais malheureusement , ils ne font pas d'adoption dans cet orphelinat .Vous auriez beaucoup plus de chance pour ce type d'opération en Thaïlande où là c'est une pratique courante dans la région de Chiang maï .
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Réponse de JOELLEFER62
avr. 2015 |
Bonjour, nous sommes rentrés hier soir, et donc, comme promis j'ai consulté les documents que j'ai gardés, voilà les renseignements en ma possession : Elephant Orphanage, Pinnawala, Rambukkana, Sri Lanka. T.P.94352264532/94352266116 Fax:94352264533 Vous pouvez peut être aussi obtenir d'autres renseignements au : Department of National Zoological Gardens, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka Tel gen: 94112712752-3 Fax : 94112734542 J'avais saisi les liens et mails de ces établissements dans ma réponse mais le logiciel tripadvisor me demande de les supprimer car on ne peut inclure le lien HTML ou de redirection dans les réponses, si vous les souhaitez donnez moi votre adresse postale je vous les adresserai en réponse papier.... Voilà, j'espère ne pas avoir fait de faute de frappe, et qu'avec ces renseignements vous pourrez concrétiser le souhait de votre femme, cordialement JF
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Réponse de Bob B
févr. 2017 |
we took a guided tour which proved a good deal we avoided queue and all sorts of other problems
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Sherrie B a posé une question le févr. 2017
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Please do not go to this cruel place it really is so awful Go here instead where the elephants are free and not chained kaudulla national park PLEASE DO NOT GO and support this VILE establishment IT CONDONES ANIMAL CRUELTY CHAINED ELEPHANTS with LACK OF FOOD & WATER (until they are paraded round to a lake for 1hour of the day then taken back to extreme living conditions) so very sad Most Male elephants have all 4 LEGS CHAINED for tourists to take better photographs. Sending elephants CRAZY, disoriented and disturbed. Very DISTURBING & HEARTBREAKING to see Elephants are constantly STABBED, POKED & PUSHED by SHARP digger instruments to facilitate tourist pictures Elephant mothers UNABLE to PRODUCE sufficient MILK to feed babies because of such disgusting living conditions Stuck in BLAZING heat from lack of shade from sun. MELTING holy with no access to water . The workers make LOTS of MONEY . LYING when say they are poor. Animal CRUELTY to get rich Elephants should spend all day grazing freely on grass with access to water. Not chained with limited space/ food on concrete or sandy grounds for tourists to take pictures. It is such a cruel place and I feel sick to the stomach when I think of the poor elephants living in such terrible living conditions I cannot believe I paid money to go. Where to start. It is like the worst imaginable elephant circus enabling stupid tourists to crowd round taking pictures of elephants and asking workers for close-up selfies - encouraging the workers to parade elephants round for better pictures. Using the sharpest 'poker' & 'hooks' in the elephants' bellys & ears to force them to move for the picture. And even worse - all the male elephants are chained to one place all day. Some have 3 and 4 legs chained and are rocking back /forth making noises out of pure frustrationz I could cry thinking about it all. It ruined my love for Sri Lanka. 4 of us went hoping to find elephants that had been 'rescued'. Quite the opposite. The elephants have been poached to live in terrible living conditions for the sake of greed. I have been contacting WWF to see what can be done about this cruel elephant 'orphanages' - they should be called 'elephant prison'. Heartbreaking and I hope dearly to promote more awareness to stop people naively or ignorantly going to such an evil place ...I
Réponse de PRATIK P
févr. 2017 |
Difference of opinion is going to be there and there will be no end to the discussion on this.Lets leave this opinion and decision on the local government and at least I m not the right person to express my extreme view on it. I as a tourist will recommend others to visit as i liked the place. Thank you.
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Réponse de Aditya R
janv. 2017 |
You dont necessarily need a guide in the orphanage. Its basically in a zoo layout where elephants are grazing and feeding at a distance from the general public. There are boards everywhere and its very easy to navigate around. Do not miss the milk feeding of the baby elephants..its somewhere around 1-2pm everyday!! Have a great trip!! Cheers
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