Yala National Park

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Yala (Ruhuna) National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Yala combines a strict nature reserve with a national park. Divided into 5 blocks. Two blocks are currently opened to the public. There are six national parks and three wildlife sanctuaries in the vicinity of Yala. Yala is home to 44 varieties of mammal and 215 bird species. Among its more famous residents are the world’s biggest concentration of leopards, majestic elephants, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted dear, peacocks, and crocodiles. This is home to Panthera pardus kotiya, a majestic leopard endemic to Sri Lanka.

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