Wild: Wildlife & Nature

Sri Lanka has many wildlife parks and sanctuaries also known as National Wildlife Parks / Sanctuaries, protected for flora and fauna.

The national parks such as Yala, Wilpathu, Bundala, Uda Walawa, Randenigala, Wasgamuwa, Somawathieya and Maduru Oya hold the greatest appeal where visitors can watch leopards, elephants, monkeys, deer, wild boar and bear and a variety of birds.

The Sinharaja rain forest is an example of one of the few such remaining tropical rain forests in Asia. It is also a primeval sanctuary for over 170 varieties of exotic orchids.

Horton Place is a special attraction. This remote plateau is the island s last remaining mountain forest - the home of some fauna and flora species found nowhere else in the world.

Kumana and Weirawilla are two magnificent bird sanctuaries. Stilts, barbets,fly catchers, Ibis, pelicans, parrots, peacocks, parakeets, devil birds, hawks, jungle fowl and stork abound in these sanctuaries.

The Department of Wildlife makes arrangements with tour operators for safaris.



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