Polonnaruwa (Wasgamuwa)

WASGAMUWA NATIONAL PARK– was declared in 1984 for Bio-diversity conservation. Wasgomuwa is only 145 (225 km) miles from Colombo via Kandy. This National Park comprises of 39,322 hectares.

Around 200 – 250 Elephants are found in the Park, Wild Buffalo, Spotted Deer, Wild Boar, Sambhur, Crocodiles, Leopard, Sloth Bear and other animals of the 23 species of Mammals recorded.

143 species of birds (8 endemic), 17 species of reptiles (5 endemic), 17 species of Fishes (2 endemic), 50 species of Butterflies, (9 endemic) are recorded from Wasgomuwa National Park.

There are 3 Bungalows within the Park, 2 outside and 7 Camp Sites at the Wasgomuwa National Park.

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