Wildlife & Nature
Minneriya National Park
Elephants are the main attraction. Spotted deer and Sambar are the others to look for. If luck be on your side, a leopard or two too might cross your path. Out of 24 species of mammals, 25 species of reptiles, 26 species of fish, 75 species of butterflies and 160 species of birds roaming here, many will be within your range of visibility.
Wilpattu National Park:
Unique for the existence of “Willus” (Natural lakes). Elephants, sloth bear, spotted deer and leopards are the common large mammals. Abundant birdlife such as painted storks, white ibis, open bills, Whistling teals, spoonbills, cormorants and kingfishers, serpent eagles, great racket tail Drongo, Malabar pied hornbills, crested hawk eagles and Sri Lanka jungle fowls exists. The “Willus” are the preferred spots of mugger crocodiles and water monitors.