This National Park is a popular Eco Tourism destination in Sri Lanka. It is situated about 180km away from Colombo city. This Park is considered to be the largest National Park in this Country and it occupies about 425sq.km of area. On the west, the National Park is bordered by the Indian Ocean.
A number of animal species are found here. There are about 31 species of Mammals, reptiles such as the Common Cobra, Mugger Crocodile, Rat snake etc and Many Species of Birds like Whistling Teal, Spoonbill,Large White Egret, Pin Tail, Purple Heron etc. those are found here. The Star Tortoise, Soft Shelled Turtles and Pond Turtles are also found in abundance in this National Park.
The Vilpaththu National Park consists mainly of Slat Grass, Low Scrub and Monsoon Forests. This National park is spotted with innumerable lakes.
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