About Yala National Park

Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest National park in Sri Lanka, which is consist of five blocks. Two blocks are open for visitors local and foreign and adjoining parks, The blocks have individual names such as Ruhunu National park (Block 1) and Kumana National Park (Block 2 and famous for birds) also the highest density of the Leopards (Panthera Pardus Kotiya) in the world and it is home to wild elephants, wild boars, wild buffaloes, sloth bear, spotted deer, and crocodiles. Large flocks of migratory and indigenous birds are also found here such as White-necked Stork, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Orange-breasted Green pigeon, European-Bee eater, Blue-faced Malkoha, Open bill, Hoopoe, Green-Bee eater, Purple Swamphen, Pheasant-tailed Jacana etc and many more.