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Wildlife and Bird-Watching Tours in Sri Lanka

Wildlife in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is one of the most ecologically rich countries and makes a strong claim to be ranked among the leading destination in the World for wildlife and bird-watching tours. With a combination of staggering biodiversity, large terrestrial wildlife and marine wildlife along with diverse landscapes in such a compact area that cannot be matched which include:

• Over 400 species of birds including 34 endemics found nowhere else in the word and a further species found only within the Indian subcontinent .The Sinharaja rainforest has the largest and longest studied mixed species bird waves

• The largest recurring ‘Gathering of Elephants’ in Minneriya and Kaudulla which is ranked among the world’s top wildlife spectacles

• Uda Walawe National Park virtually guarantees sightings of wild Asian Elephants year-round

wildlife and bird watching tours in sri lanka

• Best place in the world for viewing the Blue Whale, the largest animal to have inhabited the planet

• Resident Spinner Dolphin super pods which number over a 1000 individuals

• Opportunities to view large armada’s of migrating Sperm Whales that can number up to 200 individuals between March to April, seldom seen anywhere else in the world

• Year-round encounters with Leopards, the island’s apex predator at Yala and Wilpattu

• Day time sightings of the elusive and predominantly nocturnal Sloth Bear in the dry lowlands

Wildlife and bird-watching tours in sri lanka

• Close-up encounters with the Saltwater Crocodile, the largest reptile on the planet • One of the best places to see large congregations of Mugger Crocodiles

• Nesting grounds for five species of marine turtles – Olive Ridley, Leatherback, Loggerhead, Hawksbill and Green Turtle

• The longest running research project on mammals is on the celebrity Temple Troop of Toque Macaques in Polonnaruwa which have been featured across the world in many prominent natural history documentaries.

• Over a 120 species of Dragonflies and Damselflies where around half the species are endemics and 245 recorded species of Butterflies including 23 endemics

Pope&Sons create tailor-made wildlife and bird-watching tours in Sri Lanka which will go off the common tourist tracks so you can have an authentic immersive experience. To start your Sri Lanka adventure please call us on 01926 935747 or email escape@popeandsons.co.uk

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