Wilpattu National Park is one of the best birding locations in Sri Lanka. The fact is that you can easily find a vast amount of endemic and migrate birds. Since the Mahoora Tented Safari camps are located on the border of the park you get the chance to spot a lot of birds around the campsite. Even at night, one could discover some nocturnal animals and sleeping birds.
Wilderness & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Anjali Watson and Dr. Andrew Kittle are on a mission in the Highlands of the country. Kumudini Hettiarachchi and Oshani Alwis report.
25th March 2018
South East Asia has four different species of jungle fowls and one of them belongs to Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan Jungle Fowl is endemic to Sri Lanka which means you can only see them here. Like most birds, the male Jungle Fowl is more beautiful than its female. The Jungle Fowl is referred to as the “Wali Kukkula” in Sinhalese which is a suitable name for the bird as the male fowls are territorial when they spot another male fowl in their area. Read more
Ahaspokuna a destination for those who are looking for something different. It is Sri Lanka’s first ever private wildlife reserve and walking safari camp.
On the 23rd of March during a trek from Ahaspokuna to Gan Ella Waterfalls, where one would usually come across the experience of viewing various kinds of birds and butterflies. Our very own naturalist Manjula got a peculiar scent of something foul close to the waterfall. Read more
At Yala National Park you find a very famous leopard that has been given the name “HAAMU”. In Wilpattu National Park we have our very own famous leopard that’s known by “NATTA”. This beautiful male leopard was bestowed this name upon due to the way he catches Land Monitors specifically by their tail. According to Mahoora Naturalist Saranga, he spotted this leopard in 2010, at the time he was at the Pannika Vila which is known to be his birthplace.
Pangolins are insectivorous mammals confined to the Afro-tropical and Indo-Malayan regions. They are also known as ‘Scaly Anteaters’ because of their structure and food habits. These burrowing mammals predominantly feed on termites and ants. Pangolins are unique because their bodies are covered with tough, overlapping scales.
As a pioneer in wildlife conservation in Sri Lanka Eco team actively supported another worthwhile conservation project “The SCAR small cat walk 2018”
3 team members of Eco Team Pvt Ltd participated in this noble course held on 17th Feb 2018 at Diyasaru Park, Thalawathugoda.
Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest National Park in Sri Lanka. Yala National Park has 5 blocks although block 01 gets most of its visitors. Yala is known as the best National Park for viewing leopards.
The Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) is a wading bird and a rare migrant to the lowland, marsh lands, paddy fields, tanks and lagoons of Sri Lanka. It’s preferred choice of cuisine includes worms, aquatic insects, frogs and such other small animals. The breeding season being from March to July and it builds a rather small nest with sticks on trees near water usually as colanies.
PANTHERA PARDUS KOTIYA
A.K.A the Sri Lankan Leopard
– In recent news, you may have heard of a stray leopard that has attacked several residents at a tea estate in Dickoya, Hatton. First attacking a woman in the area and then four others who had attempted to save the woman. Read more