Wildlife in Sri Lanka

Wildlife Nature & Fauna

Although Sri Lanka is small in land area it is very rich in wildlife and fauna. There are many national parks and sanctuaries where you can see animals in their natural habitat and all offer something different. Some of the animals you will expect to see include elephants, sloth bears, wild boars, porcupines, otters, jackals, mongoose and buffalo. Sri Lanka is home to five species of deer, 250 species of frogs, 90 types of snakes, 240 species of butterflies, and 12 types of monkeys.

The abundance of bird life makes Sri Lanka an ornithologists paradise. Of the 427-recorded species, 250 are resident and 26 are endemic to the country. Our guides can ensure that you will experience the best of Sri Lanka's stunning nature and spot amazing animals in their natural habitat.

Yala is the largest of the national parks and has one of the highest densities of leopards in the world.