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Location: Sri Lanka

Udawalawe National Park

Udawalawe National Park in the south of Sri Lanka contains large herds of wild elephant as well as macaque and larger monkeys, leopard, spotted deer and crocodile. The park also includes the Elephant Transit Home which provides shelter and rehabilitation for 30 orphaned or abandoned baby elephants, who you can view at feeding time.

Yala National Park

Yala National Park is the largest reserve in Sri Lanka and is home to all the major mammals found in the country. These include elephant, leopard, sloth bear, wild boar, chital and sambar deer as well as smaller species like black-naped hare, grey Langur, porcupine and various types of mongoose. Over 140 bird species have also been recorded in the park. The park's diverse habitats include dense jungle, open parkland with huge rocky outcrops and huge sand dunes before it meets the sea.

Sinharaja Forest Reserve

Sinharaja Forest Reserve is Sri Lanka's last viable area of primary tropical rainforest. 60% of the trees found here are endemic and the reserve is also home to many endemic species of mammals, birds, butterflies, insects, reptiles and amphibians.

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Further Exploration for Wildlife Reserves of Sri Lanka

Bradt Sri Lankan Wildlife

Wildlife Guides

Sri Lankan Wildlife

Aug 2007 (1st ed.)
144 pages

Author(s): Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne