UDAWALAWE NATIONAL PARK
This park covers 30,821 hectares of land. It mainly consists of abandoned teak plantations, grassland and scrub jungle.
It’s inhabitants are elephants, spotted deer, sambhur, water buffaloes, mongoose, bandicoots, foxes, water monitor lizards, crocodiles, wild boars, toque monkeys, grey langurs, leopards and 30 varieties of snakes.
It’s also paradise for bird watchers. Bird life includes Sri Lanka Jungle Fowl, Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Wooly-necked Stork, Black-headed Ibis, Black-shouldered Kite, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Shrike, Sirkeer Malkoha and Blue-faced Malkoha
butterflies are found here too.