Uda Walawe Wildlife Programme

Dilmah Conservation supports elephant conservation by supporting the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe, sponsoring the care of a baby elephant and spreading awareness on elephants and their importance.


Supporting the Elephant Transit Home and Department of Wildlife Conservation

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Engaging Communities

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Education and Awareness

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Sponsoring Baby Calves

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The Elephant Transit Home (ETH) which was founded in 1995 at the Udawalawe National Park.

It was established to provide protection for orphaned or abandoned elephant calves.

It is home to around 52 rescued elephants between the ages of 1 - 6 years.

These elephants who are not yet able to survive in the wild are accorded special care and nourishment by a dedicated team .

All elephants are returned to the forests when they are old enough to care for themselves, and as such are raised with minimal human interaction.

The Elephant Transit Home was especially designed to foster cross-species empathy towards remedying the thoughtless damage inflicted upon these animals.



  • Established the Information Centre at the Elephant Transit Home.
  • Funded the renovation of the Elephant Transit Home.


  • Adopted Ted. Named after Sir Graham Henry, the 2011 Rugby world cup winning coach of the All Blacks.


  • Adopted Baby Dilmah.


  • Ted selected for the Soft Release Programme.


  • Ted was released back into the wild.
  • 2011
  • 2014
  • 2017
  • 2019
  • 2020