A safari at the national park of Wasgamuwa is a great opportunity for any local or foreign visitors to experience great wildlife activities. This will provide an opportunity for anyone to spot some great wildlife, birdlife and reptiles while it will also allow you to see some amazing constructions of the ancient civilizations of Sri Lanka.
In terms of the wild animals, around 23 species of different mammals have been identified within the park while the elephants are a major attraction among them. These elephants roam the park in huge herds of around 150 elephants together which will definitely provide you with some of the most exciting memories to take home. In addition to the elephant, other wild animals such as the Spotted Deer, Sambar, Barking Deer, Langur and Wild Boar can also be spotted.
Among the bird life, some of the most spotted birds are the Sri Lankan Trogon, Racquet Tailed Drongo, endemic Yellow Fronted Barbet, endemic Sri Lanka Spurfowl, White Necked Stork and Lesser Adjutant Stork. In addition to that, some other endemic bird species such as the Red-faced Malkoha and Ceylon Jungle Fowl are also abundant at the park while the reptiles that can be seen around the park are the water monitor, mugger crocodile, estuarine crocodile and python.
In addition to the wildlife and birdlife, another mind-blowing attraction of the park are the ruins which are estimated to be 1800 years old. These ruins are made up of stone pillars which seem to be of what used to be a palace and also a reclining Buddha statue at the Buduruwayaya Archaeological Site.
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