Kaudulla National Park
Climate at the Kaudulla National Park The average annual rainfall is between mm. The best way to see explore is on an organized group or private tour, with a local guide who knows the area and who knows the animals. Manilkara hexandra , Chloroxylon swietenia and Vitex altissima are the dominant tree species in the forest surrounding the tank.
Kaudulla National Park
Physical features[ edit ] The region receives an annual rainfall of 1,—2, millimetres 59—79 in including rain from the north-east monsoon. Many plant and grass species grow well during the rainy season whilst an abundance of food and water, even in the dry period, attracts a large number of herbivorous mammals to the park.
Flora[ edit ] The vegetation of Kaudulla National Park park represents Sri Lanka’s dry evergreen forests. Manilkara hexandraChloroxylon swietenia and Vitex altissima are the dominant tree species in the forest surrounding the tank. Bushes such Kaudulla National Park Randia dumetorum, and Calotropis gigantea and grasses such as Imperata cylindricaand Panicum maximum are abundant Glacier National Park To Great Falls Mt some areas.
Fauna[ edit ] The faunal species recorded in the park include 24 species of mammals, 25 species of reptiles, 26 species of fish, and species of bird. Kaudulla National Park is also one of the sites in which the gray slender loris is reportedly found in Sri Lanka.
Fish species in the tank include the freshwater Oreochromis mossambicus. Fejervarya pulla is an endemic amphibian to Sri Lanka that inhabits the National Park. Conservation[ edit ] It is reported that the spread of invasivealien species such as Lantana camara is posing a threat to the wildlife of the park.
Many plant and grass species grow well during the rainy season whilst an abundance of food and water, even in the dry period, attracts a large number of herbivorous mammals to the park. Though the small reservoir at Hurlu Eco Park is insignificant in size in comparison to the vast Minneriya reservoir and Kaudulla reservoir, at least about 30 elephants could be seen during January to March. Two thirds of the park is under water during several months of the year. Best time to visit Kaudulla National Park The best time to visit Kaudulla National Park is between August and December, with the population of elephants peaking to over in September to October,following the period of the famous elephant gathering at Minneriya National Park.