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Sri Lanka Wildlife Travel Guide: Mini Africa in Asia

by Mani Mughal
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Sri Lanka Wildlife Travel Guide:

Sri Lanka is one of the most important and best destinations for tourists all around the world. The culture and the people of this beautiful country hold utmost importance for people all over the world. There was a time when Sri Lanka got no attention in terms of visited by foreigners and also by the tourists. But the last few decades have brought a positive revolution to this country in terms of beauty and adventure. This country has big temples along with the most beautiful and wildest animals that are eye-catching for the viewers. Sri Lanka has the most perfect collection when it comes to wild animals.  In fact, there are many parks and other points in the country that have a huge range of wild animals ranging from different species of birds the most horrible crocodiles. All of these wild animals can be a desire for anyone to see. Many people not only from Sri Lanka but all over the world wish to see these animals at a single place. These animals are the most important and significant aspect of the Sri Lankan culture. The big elephants, the fastest running leopards, a huge variety of birds of various species, buffalos belonging to different classes, peacocks with the display of their feathers, lions and the colorful flocks all are most attractive and curious aspects of the wildlife of Sri Lanka.

There are many safari parks in the country that hold the wild animals and have arranged the surrounding according to the habitat of these animals in order to give them a secure and happy feeling. A large number of people visited these parks on a daily basis. These parks are a source of enjoyment and happiness not only for a specific age group. Instead, people of all ages including children, teenagers, adult, and older people are equally entertained by the parks and also by the unique animals that are present in this park.

The famous parks that have wild animals in them are as follows:

  • Yala national park
  • Udawalawa National park
  • Wasgamuwa National park
  • Sinharaja Forest Reserve
  • Minneriya and Kaudulla National parks
  • Horton Plains National parks
  • Wilpattu National Park
  • Knuckles Wilderness
  • The whale matching triangle
  • Yala national park:

Yala National Park:

Yala national park is the biggest and the most visited park by the people. The uniqueness of this park is the presence of leopards in it. The whole park is divided into different sections. Some of these sections are for the public and are always open while the rest is for the researchers and for the film shooters.

This park also contains a wild range of animals and birds in addition to the leopards. There are many kinds of peacock and birds in the park that attract the attention of the visitors. This park has the most beautiful wildlife and is famous for this in the country. Read the full guide here 

Yala National Park LION

Udawalawa National Park:

This park is famous for this park also has the jungles and wild animals in it. The most commonly visible animal of this park is the Asian elephant. Though this park does not hold much variety of mammals, a huge range of birds can be seen here.

Wasgamuwa National Park:

There are many kinds of animals in this park. The exceptional feature of this park is the presence of the leopards and bears. It is also famous because of the visibility of elephants to visitors.

Sinharaja Forest Reserve:

This park is best known for plenty of flocks. These flocks have been an area of interest for the researchers. Though there are not many animals in this park the long trees and the plants can give a beautiful and relaxing scene to the eyes.

Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks:

These parks are best known for the visibility of the seasonal elephants along with the presence of the large flocks. During the months of September and October, there are hundreds of elephants that come in the lake of Minneriya and give a fascinating scene to the viewer’s eyes.

Horton Plains National Park:

This park is situated near the city of Nuwara Eliya. It is at a distance of 5 hours from Colombo. This is the best place to see the birds from a height of around 880 meters. It is the highest plateau located on the island. This area contains wild animals that are fond of living in a colder climate.

Wilpattu National Park:

This park has an exceptional variety of wild animals that are sloth bears. It is located close to Anuradhapura. It is the largest park of Sri Lanka. This park is also famous for the leopards along with the most terrifying and adventurous big cats. This park is quite similar to that of Yala National Park. There are also chance in this park for seeing the barking deer. 

Knuckles Wilderness:

This park is strange because it does not have any variety of leopard of elephants, rather it is famous different kinds of lizards. Endemic lizards are most commonly seen in this park. Dwarf lizards are also visible in this park along with the Tennant’s leaf-nosed lizard.

The whale Watching Triangle:

 This point is famous for watching whales in a closer view. Mirrisa which is the blue whale is the specialty of this area. Kalpitiya ( also known as sperm whales ) and dolphins can also be seen in the whale watching triangle. This point is located close to the Dutch fort. It can be reached in about 1.5 hours from Colombo.

Our Sri Lanka wildlife travel guide gives you detailed information about visiting the wild animals in the country.

 

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