Sri Lanka, a wildlife to preserve
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.
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).