Local zoos earned around Rs. 120 million during the August school vacation, says director of the Zoological Gardens Department M.P. Anura de Silva.
The Pinnawala open zoo earned Rs. 5.2 m, Dehiwela zoo had Rs. 30 m earnings while the elephant orphanage in Pinnawala has earned around 85 m, he said.
Meanwhile, the Pinnawala open zoo will have its second phase opened to the public from December.
It will have local bears and crocodiles, said de Silva.