Wildlife in Sri Lanka – Discover the beguiled wild heritage!

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Despite its small size, Sri Lanka boasts of stunning environs which change from misty mountains, rustic coasts to dense jungles. Within these the most exotic wildlife creatures exist!

Minneriya National Park | Image Credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/32834977@N03">Al Jazeera English</a>, <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sri_Lanka_is_conducting_its_first_ever_elephant_census._The_census_will_take_place_in_National_parks_throughout_the_coun_-_Flickr_-_Al_Jazeera_English.jpg">Sri Lanka is conducting its first ever elephant census. The census will take place in National parks throughout the coun - Flickr - Al Jazeera English</a>, <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode" rel="license">CC BY-SA 2.0</a>
Minneriya National Park | Image Credit: Al Jazeera English, Sri Lanka is conducting its first ever elephant census. The census will take place in National parks throughout the coun – Flickr – Al Jazeera English, CC BY-SA 2.0

Yala National Park

Being the second largest national park in Sri Lanka, the Yala National Park has been a favourite hotspot among many tourists who visit the country. If you want to spot a leopard, there will be no better place than this! Don’t get excited as you get closer to view a leopard on a tree or stalking its next prey! Sloth bears, elephants, and many other creatures can be experienced up close. This dry zone park is just one of the rustic wildlife reserves Connaissance de Ceylan and other leading tour operators in Sri Lanka cover.

Minneriya National Park

A park that is always covered in most popular Sri Lanka tours, Minneriya is best known for its large population of migratory elephants. The park is also home to diverse species of birds, reptiles, amphibians and even fish. The surroundings too are quite beautiful with dense shrubberies and vast grassy plains.

Bundala National Park

This park is well-known as a wildlife hotspot for aquatic bird life! The most impressive aspect of the park is its terrain made up of sand dunes, scrub jungle, salt pans, lagoons and long stretches of coastline.

Wilpattu National Park

Situated in the dry zone of Sri Lanka, the Wilpattu National Park has gained extra popularity for its topographical feature called ‘Villu’. You can always trust the park to spot herds of spotted deer, lazy crocodiles and beautiful peacocks in full plumage and a jungle fowl on a scout for food.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+

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