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Srilanka the island nation though small in size conjures some of the world finest wildlife reserves and parks. Listed amongst the 25 hot bio-diversity in the world wildlife sanctuary and park offer natural ambiance and atmosphere for various species of birds, wild animals, reptiles, creatures, amphibians and most importantly the endangered leopard to thrive being in the natural environment.

Srilanka wildlife parks and sanctuaries are very rich in flora and fauna preserving various species of birds and animals and even endangered animals offering a natural environment.

Important National Parks and Reserves in Srilanka

  • Yala National Park

Yala is the most popular wildlife national park in Srilanka. Visited by several thousands of tourists, nature lovers and the wildlife enthusiast, Yala is the best among all the natural reserves and parks to enjoy the wildlife safari and view the endangered Leopard the biggest cat family, which are on the verge of extinction.

  • Horton Plains National Park

Like many other wildlife parks and reserves, Horton Pains National Park is globally famous as it characterised unique natural features, rolling hills, wetlands and the view of the mighty cascading waterfalls. Exotically rich in flora and fauna, the best time to visit this park is from March to November.

  • Wilputtu National Park

Wilputtu is located approximately 180 km north of Colombo the capital city of Srilanka. Like any other national park in the country, Wilputtu has unique feature that include the Natural Lakes, sand rimmed water basins and more of all it is the oldest national park in Srilanka.

Beside these national parks and reserves some other important wildlife parks include

  • Minneriya National Park, Uda Walawe National Park
  • Sinharaja Rainforest, Kelani Forest Reserve
  • Knuckles Conservation Range, Wasgomuwa National Park

Some common facts about the rich bio-diversity and the specialty of the natural reserves and wildlife parks and sanctuaries of Srilanka

  • 98 Species of Snakes
  • More the 440 specie of birds
  • 110 species of fishes
  • 3210 speceis of flowering plants
  • 242 Butterfly and 171 dragonfly






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