Wasgamuwa National Park
Wasgamuwa National Park is a natural park in Sri Lanka situated in the Matale and Polonnaruwa Districts. In the park, 150 elephants reside within its boundaries as well as over 140 species of birds.
In fact, the park is renowned for attracting visitors who come to witness the iconic elephants. Also, birding enthusiasts who take a keen interest in the endemic and migratory bird species that frequent these lands.
The Wasgamuwa Park is also home to
- Two species of endemic monkeys
- Purple-faced Langur
- Toque Macaque
Other mammals including
- Water buffalo
- Axis deer
- Leopard or sloth bear.
Bird species such as the endemic Red-faced Malkoha and the Sri Lanka Junglefowl can be found here along with Painted Stork, Eurasian Spoonbill, and the rare Sri Lanka Frogmouth. This is truly a birder’s paradise.