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a VirtualTourist member from North Shields

Sri Lanka

Ahungalla Animal Park

Hello, I've just been reading something on the web about an animal park in Ahungalla. As I am staying too far away from the national parks to visit as a day trip I thought it might be nice to see the animal park. Does anyone know if it is worth going to? I know it will be nothing like the national parks but it was just a thought incase we have any spare time on our hands.



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answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Colombo

Hi Julie, Please dont visit this mini zoo in Ahungalla as the animals here are all drugged for the enjoyment of humans. A few years ago a lion bit a small child and almost killed him. I personally dont feel that such big animals shuold be kept in cages for the size of a car. Cheers, Nilanka




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Devon

We were taken here by our Tuk Tuk Driver, they do not have big animals here any more, since the lion incident, just birds. I personally would not recommend this place, it really is not very impressive, plus I dont think much of caging birds. Do the river boat trip at Beruwala which is not far from you, to see some of the local wildlife, also a popular (if long) trip to the elephant orphanages at Pinnewala are well worth it & wonderful. Many people as we did stay overnight. Have a great trip, Sri Lanka is a wonderful country Happy Travels Nicola (~_~)




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from North Shields

Thanks [VT member 59f8d], I definately will NOT be going to the animal park. I also do not agree with keeping animals in small cages if any at all. I had no idea it would be like that, I thought it might have been like zoo's in our country where the animals are not restricted by space too much. I really do wish that we had been able to visit one of the national parks although most of our 1 week holiday will be taken up with other things. We have a river safari one day, a village tuc tuc tour on another, getting married (most importantly), trip to elephant orphange and Kandy and if we can make time we may go to Galle. It's a good job we booked our following week holiday in the Maldives as we will more than likely need the break after that lot. Also thanks [VT member 59f8d] Nicola for the tips, we are already going to the elephant orphange which I have also heard is a wonderful experience and we are doing the river safari as part of our wedding package so I suppose I dont really need to go and see those poor animals in the zoo, I would probably get quite upset anyway and I'd want to set them all free.




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from Colombo

Whats the village tuk tuk thing?




answered by
a VirtualTourist member from North Shields

As part of the wedding package at the Triton we get a village tour on a decorated Tuk Tuk, didn't pay much attention to it to be honest I was more interested in the others things we get like fireworks and dancers and drummers.





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