Get Close to Wildlife

Enjoy a Jeep Safari in one of the best National Park’s in Asia for spotting the elusive leopards. Yala National Park is a great place for spotting and photographing leopards in the wild. The best times to spot these magnificent creatures roaming freely around the park are early mornings or in the evening. Estimates state that there are between 500 – 650 leopards living in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan leopard is a recognized subspecies of the Indian leopard and is the largest leopard living in Asia, making this wildlife safari experience one that is not easily forgotten. Yala is home to 32 recorded species of mammals. You may be able to see sloth bear, leopard, elephant, water buffalo, wild boar, spotted deer, sambar, and golden jackal. You may also be able to spot Mugger crocodiles, Estuarine crocodile and Common monitor. Other reptiles include the cobra and Russell’s viper.
Yala is abundant with migratory and non-migratory birds. There are around 130 recoded species of birds in the National Park. The peacock can be found in every corner of Yala. You may be able to see crested serpent eagle and white bellied sea eagle. Also water birds around the waters are flamingo, Spoonbill, Painted storks, pelican, rare black necked stork, grey heron, purple heron, night heron and Darter.

 

 

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