National Zoological Gardens Of Sri Lanka

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Dehiwala 10350, Sri Lanka, Colombo
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +94-112712752
  • Ticket Price: 2500 LKR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Zoo, Family And Kids, Bird Watching

National Zoological Gardens Of Sri Lanka - Review

Opened in 1936, the zoo has a lot of assets packed into a mere 10 hectares. There are at least 3000 animals, representing at least 300 species in total. The exhibits are quite straightforward, and divided into several sections. These are Primates (16 kinds of monkeys), Birds (flamingos, swans, ostriches, aquatic birds, migratory birds, raptors), a butterfly garden with 245 different species, an elephant area, about 32 species of reptiles including pythons, crocodiles and turtles, and Hoofed Animals (giraffes, zebras, rhinos, deer). Kids will love the petting area.

National Zoological Gardens Of Sri Lanka Information

  • You can book a birthday party with animals on the zoo website.

National Zoological Gardens Of Sri Lanka Ticket Prices

Sri Lankans:

  • Adult LKR 100.00
  • Children LKR 30.00 (3-12 Years)
  • Children LKR 20.00

School/Nursery Group:

  • Overseas Visitors
  • Adult LKR 2500.00
  • Children LKR 1250.00

SAARC Visitors:

  • Adult LKR 700.00
  • Children LKR 350.00

Shows:

  • Meet the Sea Lion “Chakku” – LKR 3000.00
  • Hello To Elephants – LKR 5000.00
  • Meet Our Birds – LKR 3000.00

National Zoological Gardens Of Sri Lanka Opening and Closing Hours

Shows:

  • Meet the Sea Lion “Chakku” – 4pm
  • Hello To Elephants – 4:30pm
  • Meet Our Birds – 3pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Last admission at 5:30pm.

How To reach National Zoological Gardens Of Sri Lanka by Public Transport

  • Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to here.
  • Drive or walk to here.
  • Dehiwala Zoo Bus Stop

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  • National Zoological Gardens Of Sri Lanka Address: Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Dehiwala 10350, Sri Lanka, Colombo
  • National Zoological Gardens Of Sri Lanka Contact Number: +94-112712752
  • National Zoological Gardens Of Sri Lanka Timing: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • National Zoological Gardens Of Sri Lanka Price: 2500 LKR
  • Best time to visit National Zoological Gardens Of Sri Lanka(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit National Zoological Gardens Of Sri Lanka: 03:00 Hrs
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  • One of the best Zoo. So natural. Some of the birds are not in cage, but they are there. Seeing the zoo during Rain is a outstanding movement in our life. we could see most of the animal, very near. even we can feed to 5 colored parrot. I have added lot of photos. Come and see and enjoy.

  • Decided to pay a visit to our zoo a few days ago, after so many years. Managed to capture a few pictures of these majestic creatures, many of which do not deserve to be caged up in such confined areas, as opposed to their natural habitats in the wild. Most of them are locked away for our own amusement, while a few are kept enclosed due to problems faced by the extinction of their species, again, mostly due to the recklessness of humans. That being said, it was a rare opportunity to see these animals with my own eyes and gaze upon their beauty.

  • Good place. But should make more accessible to wheel chair. And move direction signs could be better. Staff should be trained more in sales. (At the end of the round we came to know about availability of buggies. If we were told at entrance about that service we would have taken it).

  • In Dehiwala National Zoological Garden, you can see a lot of native and foreign species of animals. Mammals, reptiles, birds, butterflies, fish etc. It is a large area and you will require at least 3-4 hours to watch it fully. A museum of animals is recently introduced there. It is a good place to spend some hours, especially for children. But it is not much recommended for an 'animal lover', since the animals there are not very well treated. The cages are not enough for most of animals and they are not well maintained. You might see the desperation on animals' faces if you look closely.

  • they have newly added few cages for lions and tigers. also you can get a Golf Cart to go all around the zoo and drivers explain about the animals. Good experience enjoyed.

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