Bundala National Park

 The Bundala National Park, about 250 km south-east of Colombo situated in the district of Hambantota is internationally a very important habitat for migratory birds. In particular Flamingos are found numerous in the Bundala National Park.
The park is located in the south-eastern dry zone of Sri Lanka. The terrain is generally flat with sand dunes on the coast, the vegetation consists mainly of dry, thorny scrublands and lagoons.
His size of approximately 3,300 hectares says unfortunately very little about the diversity of which the Bundala National Park has to offer.It is home to 32 different species of mammals, of which 5 are considered endangered.
In addition to the extensive flora (you can find there more than 380 different species of plants), the visitor can enjoy also a fantastic fauna.

The biodiversity of the park is immense; a total of 383 plant species have been discovered in the Bundala National Park, including 6 endemic and 7 nationally threatened species.
Amphibians, reptiles, birds and butterflies are but two more.

The Bundala National Park is the leading bird sanctuary and an internationally important wintering area for migratory birds in Sri Lanka and its Bundala Bird Sactuary known.

Elephants are sort, however, very rare and the monkeys tend to see tourists as their friends. Even leopards can be found sporadically.

The Bundala National Park is a unique area. A walk at dawn shows unusual wear on the beach. This coastal region attracts sea turtles that come ashore to lay their eggs.

For ornithologists the complex wetland harbors a rich bird life, including several species of water birds. The sheer number of about approximately 197 types is worth seeing. In addition to these water birds you can meet the other species that use this habitat.

The Bundala National Park is the only national park in Sri Lanka, where both types of crocodiles that are found in Sri Lanka, can be observed. A large concentration of crocodiles living in the lagoons and in the mouth of the river Kirindi Oya, while the robber or freshwater crocodiles residents of the small freshwater lakes and the upper regions of Kirindi Oya.

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