Tuesday, September 3, 2013

SRI LANKA ~Wild Buffalo-Yala National Park~

...Faaaaantastic card nr 2 of "Yala National Park Wildlife paradise"... Wild water buffaloes cooling off...relaxing deep in the water most  of the day...sadly enough another endangered specie!!
Thanks a million Ravindra ^__^

With great stamps nr 2and 3 of
six new stamps  selected with animals living in the Yala National Park (Issued 28-07- 2013) to coincide with the completion of seventy five years of the network of Wild Life Reserves in Sri Lanka. -Hawksbill Turtle-Swamp Crocodile-Elephant-Black-necked Stork-The Wild Boar -The Spotted Deer.

 The landscape of Yala National park are the vast areas of flooded grass land that expands or diminishes with the arrival of the Monsoons. The Sri Lankan water buffalo relish in this wet environment. The water is cooling in the tropical heat. It provides relief from the hundreds of biting blood sucking insects. These lagoons also provide their major food source, lush grass and leaves.

 They are safe in the water from leopards but they have to keep an eye out for very large crocodiles. Adult water buffalos can fight off leopards with their bulk and horns.

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