In 1972, the park was declared a protected area under the Department of wildlife conservation. it also serves as a catchment basin for the man made udawalawe reservoir. Today, Udawalawe is Sri Lanka’s 3rd most visited park. Udawalawe National Park is home to some of the most rare and charismatic animals on earth. Year round residents of the park include 43 species of mammals, 184 birds, 33 reptiles, 12 amphibians, 135 butterflies, 21 fish, and 94 plants. Migrant birds, crocodiles, and endangered Asian elephants are the most popular residents.
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Park Hours : 06 am - 06.00 pm >>> Last ticket sold at 04.30 pm.