Sri Lanka offers a lot to those interested in wildlife. Marshlands, rainforests, grasslands as well as dry highlands and reef at the sea. Rich biodiversity and some unique animals live in a number of National Parks (as well as outside them) through the island. Perhaps the most visited is Yala National Park (for leopards and elephants) and then some other places to look for birds such as Bundala National Park close to Yala or Minneriya, Udawaluwa and Wilpattu Parks. See elephants, deers, leopards, birds of prey and plethora of other birds around the island. The most common are herons and egrets of all kinds.
3 Great experience to see a mother and baby elephant having fun in a muddy lake in the Yala National Park. About 15 m distance.
4 We were really lucky. We have seen 3 different leopards. This was right before the sunset, quite far. But the creature is amazing.
7 Mongoose passed by our car in Yala Park. It is a predator so do not fool yourself by the cute look.
12 Each buffalo has its heron. Herons eat the insects that bother buffalos. Bundala national park.