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Udawalawe National Park

 

 

 

Location: Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces  Map

Area: 30,821 ha

Open: 6:30am- 6:30pm

 

 

 

Description of Udawalawe National Park

 

Udawalawe National Park is located in Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces in South Sri Lanka. Udawalawe National Park covers an area of 30,821 ha and protects fauna that was forced to abandon their homes after their traditional lands were drowned by Udawalawe reservoir constructed on the Walawe River. National park is inhabited by leopards, Sambar deer, Asian elephants. buffalo and many other species of mammals. The entrance to park costs about USD $12.

 

 

 

Climate
Udavalave is located on the border of the wet and dry zones of Sri Lanka. The average annual rainfall in the park is 1524 mm, most of which falls on the months from October to January and from March to May. The average annual temperature is about 29.4 ° C, and the relative humidity ranges from 70% to 82%.

Ecology
The relief of the park is mainly plains, although there are mountainous areas. On its territory there are several types of savannah: grassy, ​​with rare trees; savannah - bush - consisting of a dense thorny bush; savannah, passing into the forest and valleys flooded with water. A small part of the park is occupied by forest. The spaces around the reservoir are swamped, and on the territory of the reservoir itself trunks of dead trees stick out from the water, reminiscent of the forests that grew here before the dam was built. In total, the park is home to 39 species of mammals, 21 species of fish, 12 species of amphibians, 33 species of reptiles, 184 birds (33 of which are migratory) and 135 species of butterflies.

Flora
In the forests of Udavalava, tree species such as Satin Tree, Halmilla, Ebony, Milla and Palu grow, as well as 2 species that are not found in other parks - Daminia and Mandoranza.

 

 

 

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