Discover The Yala national park Sri Lanka

Lying on the south-east of the island, the Yala national park (the most visited on the island) has a surface area of 580 square miles. This former hunting ground, transformed into a nature park in 1938, houses amazing and varied wildlife. Elephants, panthers, wild buffaloes, black bear, jackals and monkeys are animals that populate these vast expanses of land. Archeological sites have been discovered and restored on the banks of the Katagamuwa lake.

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    The national park of Yala, Sri Lanka

    The most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Its main focus is the conservation of Sri Lankan Elephants and aquatic birds

    © mike smith / age fotostock
  • The Yala national park , Sri Lanka
    Yala Nature Reserve

    Yala National Park is located in the south-east of the country. It is home to many wild animals, including the Sri Lankan elephant, and over 200 species of bird.

    © mike smith / age fotostock
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    The birds of Yala National Park

    Among the many species of birds living in the park, 6 are endemic.

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    The flora of Yala National Park

    The flora in the park is also quite varied, and if you're lucky, you may come across a leopard during a 4x4 safari.

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    Yala

    Seeing as how it borders the sea, Yala National Park also has a large beach.

    © mike smith / age fotostock
  • The Yala national park , Sri Lanka
    A young sloth bear

    This species of bear is tropical and is found in regions ranging from the Himalayas to Sri Lanka. They can also be found in Yala.

    © mike smith / age fotostock
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