Sri Lankas’ amazing wildlife sanctuaries offer an unprecedented view of raw Mother Nature. The variety of species found in them are one of the largest in the Asian continent. Going on safari in one of these parks, especially Yala and Minneriya will give you a sneak peek into the untouched lives of the forest dwellers and their habitats. It will be an experience of a lifetime.
The fourteen wild life parks of Sri Lanka is sanctuary to 86 different species of mammals as well as birds and reptiles. Large herds of wild elephants form the center of attraction. Among the predatory animals, the leopard steals the limelight. Among the other predatory animals are sloth bear, jackal and mongooses. Primates such as common Langurs, endemic macaque, purple faced leaf monkey and shaggy bear monkey roam amidst the woods in huge troops.
Sri Lanka boasts of 14 National Parks that covers 8% of total land area of the island. They are;