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Ceylon & Sri Lanka Stamps Banknotes Coins, Elephant Orphanage (1)

The Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage was started in 1975 by the Department of Wildlife on a twenty five acre coconut property on the Maha Oya river at Rambukkana. The orphanage was primarily designed to afford care and protection to the many baby elephants found in the jungle without their mothers. In most of these cases the mother had either died or been killed. In some instances the baby had fallen into a pit and in others the mother had fallen in and died. Initially this orphanage was at the Wilpattu National Park, then shifted to the tourist complex at Bentota and then to the Dehiwala Zoo. From the Dehiwala Zoo it was shifted 1975 to Pinnawela. At the time it was shifted the orphanage had five baby elephants which formed its nucleus. It was hoped that this facility would attract both local and foreign visitors, the income from which would help to maintain the orphanage. There are only a few elephant orphanages in the world. Pinnawela has now become one of the bigger orphanages and is quite well known world wide.

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Stamp Mini Sheets (Souvenir Sheets)

Orphaned Giants on Earth (Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala)

Date: 13-Jul-03
Denomination: 4r50c, 16r50c, 23r, 26r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Stamp Mini Sheet - Orphaned Giants on Earth (Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala) from 2003 in collection of Stamp Mini Sheets and belongs to Catagory: Elephants.

SS-LK-00400

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Orphaned Giants on Earth (Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala) (4r50c)

Date: 13-Jul-03
Denomination: 4r50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Orphaned Giants on Earth (Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala) from 2003 in collection of Mint Stamps one of many items in Catagory: Elephants.

MS-LK-03081

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Orphaned Giants on Earth (Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala) (16r50c)

Date: 13-Jul-03
Denomination: 16r50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Orphaned Giants on Earth (Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala) from 2003 in collection of Mint Stamps and belongs to Catagory: Elephants.

MS-LK-03082

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Orphaned Giants on Earth (Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala) (23r)

Date: 13-Jul-03
Denomination: 23r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Orphaned Giants on Earth (Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala) from 2003 in collection of Mint Stamps one of many items in Catagory: Elephants.

MS-LK-03083

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Orphaned Giants on Earth (Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala) (26r)

Date: 13-Jul-03
Denomination: 26r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Orphaned Giants on Earth (Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala) from 2003 in collection of Mint Stamps one in large number of items in Catagory: Elephants.

MS-LK-03084

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Orphaned Giants on Earth (Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala) (set of 4)

Date: 13-Jul-03
Denomination: 4r50c, 16r50c, 23r, 26r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Orphaned Giants on Earth (Elephant Orphanage Pinnawala) (set of 4) from 2003 in collection of Mint Stamps one of many items in Catagory: Elephants.

MS-LK-0308Z

 
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