Millennium Elephant Foundation (MEF) is situated on a beautiful 15 acre estate known as ‘Samaragiri’, which has been home to the Samarasinghe family for many generations. The family has owned elephants since the 1960’s. In 1979 Mr Sam Samarasinghe (1939 – 1991) an animal lover opened the estate to the public as Club Concept Elephant Bath. Millennium Elephant Foundation (NGO) charity was founded in Sam’s memory in August 1999 with the assistance of a world renowned animal charity. MEF has been working continually to improve the care, protection and treatment of elephants in Sri Lanka by providing a place of care, medical services and facilities. Charity Number 457. Millennium Elephant Foundation is the only certified Non-profit Organisation working with captive elephants in Sri Lanka.
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