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First Sri Lankan elephant walkway opens at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire opens the first in the world themed Sri Lankan elephant walkway and habitat - named 'Uda Walawe'.

The brand new £1 million home, for five Asian elephants, was officially opened by Sri Lanka's High Commissioner in July 2010.

His Excellency Justice Nihal Jayasinghe unveiled a commemorative plaque, lit a ceremonial oil lamp and cut a ribbon.

A troupe of Kandyan dancers performed the island nation's ancient dances to the beating of Kandyan drums.

BBC Leicester's Angelina Socci was at the ceremony.


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