COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Entry to the Dehiwala Zoological Garden will be free of charge for senior citizens today.
The Department of National Zoological Gardens said children were allowed to enter the Dehiwala Zoo free of charge yesterday.
The Department of National Zoological Gardens said under the theme ‘Animals are our friends’, a number of programs have been organized.
The Department and the Central Environment Authority have jointly organized a special environmental education exhibition.
Currently, the Dehiwala Zoo houses 72 species of mammals, 65 species of birds, 31 species of reptiles, 89 species of fish, three families of amphibians and 30 species of butterflies.
The total number of animals varies from 2,500 to 3,000 due to breeding and free living colonies of birds.
The Dehiwala Zoo also supports and promotes conservation by breeding certain rare and endangered species through proper animal welfare.