Known to the world as the tiny island next to India, Sri Lanka has a myriad of wonderful travel opportunities for the adventure seeker. The most popularly sighted animal in the country are the elephants. Let’s take a look at some info on them now.
Any Sri Lankan trip will not be complete without you taking a picture of an elephant, be it up close or from far away. The elephants of Sri Lanka have been roaming the lands for more than thousands of years now and
Volunteering in Sri Lanka
The country is also known for taking care of the most number of orphaned elephants in the world. An interested traveller can volunteer with elephants in Sri Lanka, and find out how to go about it, get in touch with volunteer program organisers the likes of Connaissance de Ceylan, for instance.
Types of Elephants
The major type of elephants that can be found in Sri Lanka is the Elephas Maximus Maximus. This species belongs to the Elephantidae family and among them, the largest kind is found on this island. The elephants here are smaller when compared to the mammoth elephants in Africa but is easier on the eyes and also looks gentler.
The elephants can be found living in grasslands and segregated protected land in Sri Lanka. A typical elephant lives anywhere from 50 to 70 years and is always travelling in herds, from one grassland to another.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers. Google+