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Yala National Park

Yala Ruhunu National park is one of the best and most popular park in the country due to its diversity and density of mammals. Actually it consists of 5 blocks, two of which are now open to public and also adjoining parks. It is situated in the southeast region of the country and lies in the southern and Uva province. Yala harbours 215 bird species including six endemic species of Sri Lanka. The number of mammals that has been recorded from the park is 44 and it has one of the highest Leopard densities in the world.

Sri Lankan sloth bear, Sri Lankan Leopard, Elephants and wild water Buffalos are threatened species that Yala is harbouring. Toque Macaque, Golden Palm Civet, Red Slender Loris and fishing cat are among the other mammals that can be seen in Yala National Park.

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