If you’re an animal enthusiast, then Sri Lanka is for you. The wildlife on this island is as varied as the country itself, ranging from elephants and leopards to a vast number of bird species. Read on to learn a little more about this wildlife in the country!
Sri Lankan leopards are solitary creatures; therefore, you’ll be lucky to spot a leopard when you’re on a wildlife safari. These wild animals are the highest in the jungle food chain and tend to be larger in comparison to other leopards.
Considered some of the most sacred and beautiful animals, peacocks are native to only Sri Lanka and India. These birds love showing off their colour, therefore make sure you get your cameras ready as you embark on Sri Lanka wildlife tours organized carefully by tour operators such as Holidays by Design.
Sri Lanka has the largest concentration of elephants and these gentle giants are one of the three types of Asia elephants. Elephants can be seen at most of the national parks and are important animals in Sri Lanka, thus heavily protected.
Langurs and toque macaque monkeys are the two types of monkeys, the latter being the more common kind to spot in Sri Lanka.
Dolphins and whales
Dolphins and whales can be spotted off the south and southeast coasts of the island. The types of whales that can be spotted are humpbacks, orcas, blue whales and rarely dugong.
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