Wasgamuwa National Park

Wasgamuwa National Park

Wasgamuwa National Park is a natural park in Sri Lanka. It was declared to protect and to make a refuge for the displaced wild animals during the Mahaweli Development Project in 1984 and is one of the four National Parks designated under the Project. Wasgamuwa is one of the protected areas where Sn Lankan Elephants can be seen in large herds. It is also one of the important bird areas in Sri Lanka. The park is situated 225 km away from Colombo. Twenty three (23) species of mammals in Sn Lanka have been reported from this park. The most important of them is the wild elephant (Elphas maximus) the population of which is approximately 150. Of the 428 species of birds reported to be found in Sri Lanka, 143 species are found in this park.

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