7.00 AM: Meet & Greet your friendly driver at your hotel lobby to proceed to Open zoo pinnawala
About Open Zoo Pinnawala:
You first Leg of the Tour Will Be OPEN ZOO the Pinnawala Open Air Zoo is Sri Lankas first open air zoo which has been declared open to the public as of April 2015. Located within proximity to the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, the zoo spreads over an expanse of 44 acres which has been landscaped without harming its natural beauty. Since Sri Lanka is home to a rich diversity of animals, the zoo consists of two zones Sri Lankan and World. However, currently the zoo is home to a number of native animals such as deer, leopard, crocodiles, and species of monkeys, birds, turtles and many more. The Sri Lankan section of the zoo will also include a special open section displaying the free-roaming Sri Lankan Leopard which is guaranteed to be a beautiful sight. The Sri Lankan Leopard is a leopard subspecies that is native to the island alone and is classified as one of the endangered species to roam the earth. Leopards are mainly spotted in dry evergreen monsoon forests areas, arid scrub jungles, rainforests and low and upper highland forests. So, it will be interesting to witness these predators at Pinnawala for a change. The World section is said to be constructed to hold a number of non-native animal species which is currently being look at.
After the Tour your driver will drop-off to Colombo Port.