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Wildlife in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka 19 Jul 2017

Posted on 19 Jul 2017
Cattle Egret standing on a Water Buffalo's head in Yala West National Park, Sri Lanka
Cattle Egret standing on a Water Buffalo's head in Yala West National Park, Sri Lanka
Cattle Egret standing on a Water Buffalo's head in Yala West National Park, Sri Lanka

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Visiting Sri Lanka's most famous national park, Yala, is a must-do in order to get up close to the country's diverse wildlife. Animals like leopards, elephants and crocodiles live here in close proximity, as seen by this cattle egret finding a comfortable perch on a water buffalo's head. 

The national park offers 378 square miles of wild land, which can be discovered in many ways. Bungalows and camping allow a night time experience, while 4x4 safaris will get you up close to animals in daylight hours. Alternatively, you can chose to walk along beaches and through the bush for a more natural experience. Enjoy a guided tour of Yala and other national parks in Sri Lanka on Insight Guides' Sri Lankan Wildlife Discovery trip.  

This article was originally published on 14 November, 2015

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