Udawalawe National Park is a 119-square-mile sanctuary for wildlife situated on the Walawe River. Established in 1972, the park is an important environment for the conservation of rare birds such as the White Wagtail and the Black Capped Kingfisher. Udawalawe National Park is also an important habitat for the Sri Lankan Elephant, with a growing heard of 250 elephants at present, attracted towards the river. In 1995 the Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home was established to home abandoned elephant calves and this can also be visited.
Udawalawe National Park