Category Archives: Animals

Sri Lanka is inhabited by large number of animals. Being a small island Sri Lanka is a country with high endemic and low species variations in the world of fauna. The animal species have evolved for hundreds of thousands of years making unique characters limited to the animal within the country. There is very narrow chance for these animals to leave the country due to the surrounding ocean. Sri Lanka is inhabited by large number of avian fauna species as well. Being the country on the southernmost tip of the world all the migratory birds, which flies in the direction of equator from the western and eastern countries, have to ends their journey in Sri Lanka. National parks and wet lands of the country are full of those migratory birds especially from November-April.

Seeing Dolphins in their Natural Habitat

Dolphins are one of the most fascinating creatures in the world. Dolphins are believed to be one of the most intelligent animals in the world. You might have heard of interesting stories that revolves around dolphins. Some of them show … Continue reading

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Yet another animal disappeared from Sri Lanka

Dugong is a foreign word for modern generation of Sri Lanka. dugong is a rare mammal species lives in the sea and entered into the IUCN red list due to the accelerated killing in the 1970’s. Usually dugong is to … Continue reading

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Largest concentration of Komodo dragons in the world

Komodo national park is the national park with the highest concentrations of amphibians in the world. It is located in Indonesia and has been declared as a world heritage site. It was declared as a national park in 1980 and … Continue reading

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Volunteering at elephant orphanage

Recently I concluded my volunteering activities at the elephant orphanage of Pinnawala, Sri Lanka. I got it arranged through local tour operator and extremely happy with volunteering there. I had been in several places in Africa and Latin America as … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka leopards to be disssapeared soon

Sri Lankan leopard The Sri Lankan leopard is the country’s top predator. leopards are distributed throughout the island both inside and outside of protected areas. The leopard are occurring in wide range of living habitats such as dry evergreen monsoon forest, … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka wild cats

The leopard of Sri Lanka (panthera pardus kotiy) is the biggest carnivore in the jungles of Sri Lanka. Other than the leopards, three other species of wild cats in Sri Lanka are the fishing cat, the jungle cat and the … Continue reading

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Civets in Sri lanka

Sri Lanka is inhabited by three species of civets namely Ceylon small civet (Viverricula indica mayori) commonly known as ring-tailed civet, common indian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphrodites hermaphroditus) and the Golden palm civet (Paradoxurus zeylonensis). All these members are belonging … Continue reading

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Threatened animal species of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka beautiful Tropical Island in the Indian Ocean is ranked among the top 34 bio-diversity hotspots in the world.  But the most of the valuable natural wealth of the island (forests) is started to degrade due to the deforestation … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka customs seizes a large consignment of illegal ivory

A large consignment of ivory was seized by the authorities of Sri Lanka customs on 22ndmay 2012. The containers with ivories were on the transshipment to Dubai via port of Colombo. Shipment had been originated in Kenya. The ivories were … Continue reading

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Wild Elephant conservation in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a tiny island ion Asia, which is one of the popular destinations for wild life holiday destinations in the world. This tropical island is bestowed with large number of animal species.  Elephant is the most Colombo animal … Continue reading

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