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How far do you know about the fantastic beasts in Sri Lanka? Sri Lanka might be typically small in size, But It is really huge when it comes to talking about wildlife. As being an island Sri Lanka has many species that cannot be found anywhere else from the planet from the enomorous Sri Lankan elephant to small Golden palm civet. According to your knowledge whom do you think as the fantastic beasts in Sri Lanka? So who are these 5 fantastic beasts in Sri Lanka?
Sri Lankan elephants are one of the three types of Asian elephants. The small island country has got the largest concentration of Sri Lankan local elephants. Lots of tourists visit Sri Lanka to go on a elephants safari or to visit the elephants' orphanage. An elephant is a very important and sacred animal in Sri Lanka. These gigantic elephants can be seen in most of the national parks in Sri Lanka. The most common event of elephants is Elephants gathering at Minneriya national park.
A blue whale - 30 meters long and weighing over 200 tonnes. It is far bigger than even the biggest dinosaur. Its tongue weighs as much as an elephant. And watching blue whales off Sri Lanka's coast of Mirissa or Trincomalee certainly will reduce you to tear. To see a Blue Whale in its natural habitat is something most of us could only dream of. To see more than one in a lifetime would be a very rare experience received to you by luck.
Sri Lankan Leopards can be never spotted luckily even in a wildlife safari tour. That is because they don't come outside the forest much. When it comes to female Leopards they stay with their cubs until they grow up. simply until they get old enough for them to hunt on their own. Sri Lankan Leopards can be commonly seen in Yala National park.
Sri Lanka has two species of crocodiles. One is the Mugger or Marsh crocodile is known specifically Crocodylus palustris. It is known as the Geta kimbula in Sinhala and Chaanakan in Tamil. The Crocodilians can be classified into four groups as alligators, caimans, crocodiles, and gharials. Though the status of the marsh crocodile in Sri Lanka seems to be secure in the sense that there probably are a few thousand spread throughout various water bodies in the island, the status of the saltwater crocodile is doubtful. This may be for a number of reason. Sri Lankan crocodiles can be seen most of the national parks in Sri Lanka.
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Sri Lankan peacock is mainly native to India & SriLanka. This attractive bird is considered as the most sacred and beautiful animal ever in the wildlife. When it comes to the female bird simply knows as 'sebada' in Sinhala is not that beautiful an attractive, unlike the male peacock. Peacock from its own name depicts its pride and beauty by spreading its feathers. Males Peacocks usually spread their feathers to impress the female peacock. These birds love showing off their color and being photographed!
Sri Lankan sambar deer is relatively a larger animal, simply a larger deer compared to spotted deer in other countries and SriLanka as well. Even in a national park safari tour, you won't have any lucky chance to see this creature on your own eyes. In Sri Lanka, you can have a lucky chance to see the sambar deer in Horton Plains.