Sri Lanka, a wildlife to preserve

Elephants in Uda Walawe national park, Sri Lanka

What makes wildlife of Sri Lanka so special is that most of the animals are endemic. Sri lankan elephant recognized subspecies of Asian elephant is native to the country as the giant squirrel of Sri Lanka. In total, the country hosts a hundred species of mammals. We can see as well the toque macaque or the largest of them, the blue whale.

Elephants in Uda Walawe national park, Sri Lanka

Wildlife in Sri Lanka

Elephants in Uda Walawe national park, Sri Lanka

Giant squirrel of Sri Lanka

Squirrel, Sri Lanka

Deer of Horton plains, Sri Lanka

Flora of Sri Lanka

Toque macaque, Sri Lanka

Gray Langur at Polonnaruwa site, Sri Lanka

Gray Langur at Polonnaruwa site, Sri Lanka

Dolphins of Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Dolphins and whale of Mirissa, Sri Lanka

Although the wildlife of Sri Lanka is wealthy – the country has one of the richest diversity of amphibians in the world – and diversified, 171 species of reptiles, 227  birds, 82 fish and thousands of insects, it remains largely threatened (227 species threatened out of 667 – excluding insects because of lack of source – / source).

Frogs, Sri Lanka

Starry turtle, Sri Lanka

Flora of Sri Lanka

Have your say