About 2 hours outside of Colombo, Sri Lanka, there is an elephant orphanage. When you visit it, you can have the chance to witness the very special relationship between elephants and Sri Lankans. Countless elephants have been brought to this orphanage because of wounds from poachers, abandonment, or other types of unfortunate abuse, and they live together in what seems like a very peaceful, happy manner.
Seeing elephants in this way was so much more up close and personal than a zoo- you can see the hairs all over their bodies, the pupils of their eyes, their wrinkly tough skin. I loved every second and would recommend visiting Sri Lanka almost for this reason alone- but not quite because Sri Lanka has a lot to offer.
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BLUE LILY | Lifestyle Photographer | Salt Lake City, Utah