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Tuesday, 20 August 2019 - 12:55
Elephant breeding cease at Pinnwala orphanage
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Elephant breeding in Pinnawala Orphanage has been ceased for the last three years.

The Orphanage can house only 60 elephants but it has currently housed 88.

In addition, another 19 elephants are also housed in the orphanage under Court Orders.

Meanwhile, all national sanctuaries throughout the country will be kept close on September 13, 14 and 15 due to elephant census.

Holiday bungalows in these sanctuaries will also be kept close during these days.

According to the last elephant census conducted in 2011, there are 5879 heads of elephants and tuskers recorded. 

The Wild Life Department stated that 2236 elephants and tuskers have died or been killed at the end of July this year.

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