The Elephant Transit Home in Sri Lanka’s Udawalawe National Park is a haven for displaced baby elephants, including our very own Baby Dilmah, where they are taken care of until they are old enough to return to the wild.

Our efforts are dedicated towards creating a better understanding about these charismatic giants to strengthen the efforts at protecting this impressive species -by sharing knowledge through an information centre and radio - collaring programmes designed to understand their interaction with their habitats.

About the Initiative

Group of Elephants by a Lake

Baby Dilmah, along with another 200 other odd elephant calves are among young ones, who are cared for at for at the Elephant Transit Home. Managed by Sri Lanka’s Department of Wildlife Conservation, young elephants are looked after here, until they are old enough to return to the wild.

Dilmah Conservation established an information centre at the premise to provides visitors an immersive learning experience on this magnificent mammal using state of the art facility and create awareness on the issues that threaten their survival.

We have also collaborated with local conservation bodies dedicated toward the protection of the Sri Lankan elephant to create awareness and study their ecological behaviour through radiocollaring programmes.