Friday, September 11, 2015

SRI LANKA ~Sambar Deer - Yala National Park

...More animal beauty from Yala National Park... anyone planning a trip to the park...Ravindra told me that it will be closed for maintenance from 18 September and will be reopened on 15 October!(◕‿-) Many thanks Ravindra!!
Dr. Lalith Ekanayake
Yala National Park is one of the largest national parks in the country located on Sri lanka's South Eastern Coast where you are surrounded by plains, forests, lagoons, coastline, a diverse range of animals and an abundance of bird life. It is  the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka and one of 14 national parks.

The largest of the deer family, the sambar deer live in small family packs and are characterised by their size and plain brown coat. Sambar deer are fairly adaptable and can survive in a range of habitats although they require the camouflage and cover of a forest, scrub jungle, or thicket during the day.

They are herbivores and usually feed on the leaves of the trees around them, but they also graze on grass. Only the male sambar deer will grow antlers which they use to battle for territory and harems of female sambars.


Ancient Sri Lanka - Medieval Eras
(Issued 12 -06-2015)

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