The baby elephants loved lying in
the mud (all kids do!).
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There is a special place in Sri Lanka.
It is about 3 hours from Colombo on deisel choked roads. You
arrive and walk down towards the river, through the banter of
traders offering souvenirs and postcards.
And there they are. Enjoying themselves, having fun, rolling in
the mud, and knowing that here, they are safe.
The Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage was established to look after
orphaned wild elephants.
There can be up to 60 elephants here at any one time, and they
are a delight to see, especially at bath time.
If you are an elephant lover, you can spend an hour or more just
sitting on the bank overlooking the wide expanse of river,
getting your fill of elephants!
There are some really small elephants here, and some
"mums" to keep order in the nursery.
You can feel the warmth and relaxation in the way they nudge each
You'll probably get a glimpse of the elephant that lost part
of one leg in a land mine explosion - it's a reminder that
Sri Lanka has an ongoing conflict that can hurt the innocent.
But for now, there is all this glorious mud - and that's
Can I go and play in the mud too, Mum?