The National Zoological Gardens of Sri Lanka is situated in Dehiwala, a suburb of Colombo. It is a short drive from the heart of Colombo, and is situated on Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha. The zoo is known for the various animals it is home to and children and adults flocked there to have a look at the snakes, birds, fish, monkeys and other animals. The zoo organizes animal shows and one can enjoy watching a seal playing with a colorful ball or elephants dancing. Usually, the Dehiwala zoo is a popular place for class trips and is often full of noisy and excited children who are amazed by the number of animals in the zoo.