Wasgamuwa National Park

Posted on October 30, 2017
CategoryNational Parks
Status Open now

Wasgamuwa National Park is a natural park in Sri Lanka situated in the Matale and Polonnaruwa Districts. It was nominated to protect and to make a refuge for the displaced wild animals during the Mahaweli Development Project in 1984.

The center of the attraction is herds of Elephants up to 150. The season to enjoy the sight of large gathering is during November to May. In the rest of the year the elephants tend to migrate to nearby Minneriya and Kaudulla National Parks.

Other wildlife includes Purple faced langur monkeys, sambar , wild boar, and spotted deer, buffalo and rarely sighted leopards and sloth bears.Among the reptiles are water monitor, mugger crocodile, estuarine crocodile and python (Python Molurus). Of the 143 species of birds reported on Wasgamuwa National Park are endemic Red-faced malkoha and Ceylon jungle fowl are common sight in the park. Among the bird populations are Sri Lanka Trogon, racquet tailed drongo, endemic yellow fronted barbet, endemic Sri Lanka spurfowl, white neck stork and lesser adjutant stork.Enjoy a wild life tour of Wasgamuwa National Park in Sri Lanka.

Location          Central and North Central provinces, Sri Lanka

Nearest city     Matale

Area                 39322 ha

Established     August 07, 1984

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