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13 June 2020

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Uda Walawe Safari

Started in 1972, this National Park was designed to protect the catchment area of the Uda Walawe reservoir and provide sanctuary to the animals displaced during the reservoirs construction. Park spread out the boundary between Sri Lankas wet and dry zones, the area which was previously used for shifting cultivation is dominated by grassy plains. While not as wild or remote as parks such as other main parks like Wilpattu or Yala, with the land only recently reverting back from cultivation, the park has some fascinating characteristics that make it well worth a visit.

 

The large elephant population is the main attraction. With around 400-500 wild elephants residing in the park, Uda Walawe is the most reliable place to see elephants in their wild habitat and herds of up to 50 individuals are commonly seen.

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Apart from the huge elephant population, you can also expect to see Water Buffalo, Wild Boar, Macaques, Langur monkeys and various deer species. You will also rarely spot the Sri Lankan Leopard as the population has increased in recent years. Of course birds can be seen in abundance and the open parkland of Uda Walawe is particularly rich in raptor species such as the White-bellied Sea Eagle, Crested Serpent-eagle and the Booted Eagle.

 

The area surrounding the reservoir is a precious place for birdwatchers with a variety of water birds likes the Eurasian Spoonbill and Black-headed Ibis.Keen bird-watchers and those wishing to see elephants in their natural habitats would do well to spend half a day exploring this park.

 

4WD safaris can be arranged in the morningor afternoon, although the afternoon drive is particularly recommended, heading out as the heat of the afternoon sun starts to dissipate, returning ba

Introduction of Wild Life and Nature In Sri Lanka

Many travellers choose Sri Lanka as a destination because of its very diverse wildlife. From flora to fauna, a lot of species are only endemic to Sri Lanka. Despite its small size, Sri Lanka claims of one of the highest rates of biological endemism in the world whether in plants or animals and is included amongst the top five-biodiversity hotspots in the world. Both tourists and locals come to nature reserves and forests to get a glimpse of rare creatures for maybe once in their whole lifetime.

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