Yala National Park is the second largest, yet most famous national park in Sri Lanka. Yala is famous for its high concentration of leopards in the world. In its essence, the park consists of shrub jungle with rock outcrops along with several fresh water and salt water lagoons. Some of the most prominent sightings in Yala are of leopards, elephants, sloth bears, sambar, spotted deer, jackals, wild boar and buffaloes, langur and macaque monkeys. Yala is also famous for its bird life. There are around 130 species of birds that have been spotted at the premises including black necked stork, sandpipers, pelicans, egrets, hoopoes, parakeets and bulbuls. One could spot peacocks as soon as they enter the park unlike the evasive jungle fowl, the national bird of Sri Lanka.
Yala National Park is the second largest, yet most famous national park in Sri Lanka. Yala is famous for its high concentration of leopards in the world.
The Kumana National Park is the most important and most popular bird sanctuary in Sri Lanka. Over 200 of the 430 bird species (endemic, resident and migrant) recorded in Sri Lanka can be easily seen at Kumana.
Udawalawe National Park is a major eco tourism destination in Sri Lanka and is most famous for the many elephants that live there (about 400 in total).
The Bundala National Park is widely known for the various species of Sri Lankan birdlife that reside or migrate here. It is notable for its water birds as every single species is said to visit here.