National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka
The breeding and conservation programs at the National Zoological Gardens, better know as Colombo Zoo, are key parts of Sri Lanka’s commitment to developing and expanding eco-tourism on the island.
The zoo exists ‘to create one of the world’s outstanding zoological institutions, that is a centre of the excellence for conservation, research and education’, with the ‘resourceful conservation of animals’.
Its beautiful animal parks provide some of the few places where nature and a huge variety of animal life are able to co-exist with a busy and rapidly expanding urban landscape.
Natural habitat are provided by dense tree coverage and small forest patches that are rich in rare plants, including valuable herbal species that contribute to Sri Lanka’s renowned tradition of natural medicine.