Udawalawa National Park

Udawalawa National Park

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Udawalawa National Park is the sixth largest animal Park of Sri Lanka. It located 180 km from Colombo in south-central sector of the island. Indeed, it is the entrance to located near 11km. This is between Timbolketiya and Tanamanwila on Pelmadulla-Timbolketiya road.

This is Dry Monsoon forest with an annual rainfall is about 1520mm. It has to mean day & night temperatures are 29 & 24 degrees centigrade respectively. The reserve covers 30,821 hectares Land area and built on 30 June 1972.

Udawalawa National Park Animals

In addition, 39 species of mammals and 183 spices of birds have been recorded. Then, here to has to elephants,  Water Buffalo, Wildboar, Spotted Deer, Sambur Deer and Jackal. In fact, Samber, Black-naped Hare, mongooses, bandicoots, foxes,  Macaque and Gray Langers. Then, sighting a Leopard and other smaller cats like Fishing cat & Jungle cat would be a See.

Elephants at Udawalawa National Park

This is the best place in Sri Lanka to see wild Asian Elephants. Here is throughout the year and there are about 500 elephants in the park. Then, best hours to visit the park are in the mornings and evenings.

Birds & Butterflies at Udawalawa National Park

Udawalawa National Park is the best place for photography.  We can see Spot-billed Pelican, Little Cormorant, Grey eron, Indian pond heron, Cattle egret, Great egret and Little egret. In Fact, yellow-wattled Lapwing, Sri Lanka swallow, Green Bee-eater, Crested Treeswift, Intermediate Egret, Painted stork and Woolly-necked stork.

Among the other birds seen is Sri Lankan junglefowl, Sri Lanka Spurfowl, Sri Lanka green pigeon, Sri Lanka grey hornbill and Sri Lanka wood shrike..

During the November to March, we can see a Common kestrel, Harris’s hawk, Rosy starling and Black-capped Kingfisher. In Addition, wood sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and Little ringed plover.

If you see butterflies are beautiful Papilio crino, Delias eucharis, Euploea core and  ‘Yellows and Whites’ Papilio polytes.

Elephant Transit Home at Udawalawa National Park

Elephant Transit Home is an Elephant orphanage located within the Udawalawa National Park.  This place Opened in 1995 by the Department of Wildlife Conservation. This home to over 40 orphaned elephants.  As at the year 2008, no less than sixty-five elephants had been released to the jungle.

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