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The Sri Lankan country cares about preserving its dense rain forests, and diverse wildlife. There are 16 National Parks that each show diverse spectrums of the ecology of Sri Lanka.If you desire to visit the parks tourist most attain a permit to do so.

Yala National Park
Yala national park is the most popular safari destination in the island of Sri Lanka and it is set in the island's legendary Ruhunu kingdom. It gives you the maximum of wild life adventure, it is rustic, scenic and wild at wildest. jeep safari at Yala National Park Elephant, Leopard, sloth bear, Spotted Dear, Wild Boar and sambhur. Apartfrom them small mammals such as Black naped hare, Grey, Ruddy & Striped necked mongoose, Grey Languor & porcupine are common small mammals. Park is also famous for its abundant bird life. Over 140 species have recorded so far within the park. Changeable Hawk Eagle, Crested serpent Eagle, Malabar pied Hornbill, Jungle fowl, painted Stork, white Ibis and Black necked Stork are commonly seen.
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Udawalawe National Park
Udawalawe national park is a popular tourist destination and the third most visited park in the country. The national park was created to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir. Udawalawe is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan elephants. Species recorded from the park include 94 plants, 21 fish, 12 amphibians, 33 reptiles, 184 birds (33 of which are migratory), and 43 mammals. Additionally 135 species of butterflies are among the invertebrates found in Udawalawe.
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Wilpattu National Park
Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world-renowned for its leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) population. The unique feature of this park is the existence of "Willus" (Natural lakes) - Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater. There are many types of vegetation to be found in Wilpattu national park and 31 species of mammals have been identified. The best time to visit Wilpattu is during the months of February and October.
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Minneriya National Park
Minneriya National Park is in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka and was declared national park on 12 August 1997. Declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938 for the wildlife of Minneriya tank and its surrounding area. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts. Along with Kaudulla and Girithale, Minneriya forms one of the 70 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) of Sri Lanka. The park is situated 182 kilometres (113 mi) from Colombo.
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Gal Oya National Park
A Guided Safari in Sri Lanka ought not simply be constrained to light. Indeed, an entire world wakes up during the evening. Creatures of numerous types developing to chase and associate under the dim shroud of a darkened sky. Leaving the cabin at around 5:00pm, you drive out close to the Watawanna Lake and visit some archeological locales including remains and an antiquated water conduit framework. At that point, once it gets dim we turn on the spotlights, keeping a post for eyes sparkling back through the obscurity. Among different species, you can would like to see Jackals, Elephants, Nightjars, Wild Boars, Mouse Deers, Jungle Cats and Civets.
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