Sri Lanka’s Wildlife

Sri Lanka’s rural areas are currently home to over 26 national parks and protected wildlife areas which together cover an area of 5,734 km2 (2,214 sq mi).Tourist activities include bird watching at Kumana National Park, Sri Lankan leopard spotting at the Yala Wildlife Sanctuary in Hambantota, and witnessing groups of elephants in Udawalawe. Tour operators in Sri Lanka often combine village cultural tours with national park tours and wildlife safaris.