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Native Srilankan elephants

The Sri Lankan elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) is one of three recognized subspecies of the Asian elephant, and native to Sri Lanka. Since 1986, Elephas maximus has been listed as endangered by IUCN as the population has declined by at least 50% over the last three generations, estimated to be 60–75 years. The species is pre-eminently threatened by habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation. – Wikipedia Srilankans has a complex relationship with elephants. These gigantic, intelligent animals have been a strong part of Srilankans’ lives since the beginning. An elephant is an icon of proud history and culture of Sri Lanka. They are a national treasure loved by many. Ancient Sri Lanka & Read more…


Horton Plains National Park, Sri Lanka

Horton Plains is a spectacular piece of nature, a world heritage site, a could forest located in central highlands of Sri Lanka (at an altitude of at an altitude of 6,900–7,500 ft). It was declared as a national park in 1988 due to the rich tourist attraction and valuable biodiversity. Many species found here are endemic to the region. The World’s End and Baker’s Falls are among many of the tourist attractions of the park. This plains is a home to sambar moose and many other endemic species.  Horton Plains is the only park where you are allowed to walk freely without a Read more…