Wilpattu’s diverse habitats are home to a high diversity of mammals, reptiles, amphibians and plant species. On your Wilpattu National Park safari you may also see clouds of butterflies and prolific birdlife, elephants, crocodiles and rare leopards. Sri Lankan Leopards are apex predators, with no real competition for food. We might observe them walking along the road during the daytime or simply relaxing or sleeping in a shady tree. Sloth bears are another highlight, often to be seen feasting on the fruits of the palu tree.
Leopard, sloth bear, elephant, water buffalo, samba, and spotted deer, toque macaque and grey langur monkey, wild boar, mongoose, jackal, golden palm civet, fishing cat, black-naped hare and many more.
Mugger crocodile, saltwater crocodile, land monitor, lizard, green vine snake, Indian cobra, tortoise, rock python, rat snake and cat snake, and the freshwater terrapin.
Indian peacock, bee-eater, sea eagle, serpent eagle, Malabar pied hornbill, painted stork, Sri Lanka jungle fowl, Sri Lanka grey hornbill, and the rare black-necked stork.