Yala National Park

YALA NATIONAL PARK

The Yala National Park (Ruhunu National Park) is one of the most beautiful parks & one of the oldest national parks in Sri Lanka.It is surrounded by steep sea views, beautiful gems and Kumbukkan Oya. The five-storied Yala sanctuary is 126786 hectares.

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HISTORY

This was published on February 25, 1983. The Yala are the most famous wildlife park in our country. Also, the national park is well known in Sri Lanka. The forest was used as hunting grounds for the British from 1900. It was named as a hunting park in 1900. In 1908, this was declared as a sanctuary. Subsequently, the Yala forest was divided into five zones, and the zone number one was upgraded to the national park on February 25, 1938. The other four regions were also affiliated to the Yala National Park. There is also a strong natural reserve within the gardens.

PHYSICAL FEATURES & ANIMALS

Yala National park has 42 species of mammal species. A tiger, a bear, a wild buffalo, a fox, and a number of species such as relive. There are also some species of whales on the coastal area.There are 282 bird species recorded in the park. Among the birds there are 7 bird species endemic to Sri Lanka. 

There are three species of turtles in the lagoons and reservoirs as well as 05 turtles in the sea area. There are about 40 species of wildlife in the Yala National Park and there are many species of butterflies.

LOCATION

It is located in the Southern and Uva Provinces, in the vicinity of Hambantota and Moneragala districts.

IMPORTANT

  • It is important to keep in mind before entering the wildlife area, such as plastic polluting substances that pollute the environment, as well as burning objects like cigarettes. The approach must be careful because they are dangerous.
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  • Also necessary to travel silently to watch the behavior of the breed. It is not necessary to ring the horns of vehicles. The screaming of animals is an unnecessary trouble. It is necessary to follow the advice and knowledge from a guide.

  • Make sure to avoid damaging the environment, such as breaking up trees or harvesting trees. It is an offense that can be punished.

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