Yala National Park is well known for its large “Wild Leopard” population. The park also contains a range of other interesting species, some of which are rare and endemic to Sri Lanka.
Yala or commonly known as “Ruhunu National Park” offers dense jungle to scrubland and also to open parkland. Different methods of adaptation of plants to the drought are really interesting such as the trees being rather short, sometimes with spines and a reduced leaf- surface.
The most prominent wildlife species found in the Yala wild life reserve in Sri Lanka are The Elephant and The Leopard., but there are other several species as Deer, Sambar, Bear, Wild Boar, Wild Buffalo, Peacock, Crocodiles and many varieties of birds including migratory species.