Thursday, February 1, 2018

SRI LANKA ~ Spotted Deer - Yala National Park ~

... More animal beauty from Yala National Park... showing a herd of Spotted Deer looking into the camera... received already so many wonderful postcards with the animals living in this Park... and I love them all♥...  it's one of the island's most popular wildlife destinations... a must-see for safari enthusiasts... Dear Ravindra, I hope you have a wonderful time visiting the park... it must be awesome!! Thanks a lot!!(✿ ♥‿♥)
Yala National Park with an area 378 sq miles is situated in Sri Lanka’s south-east close to the Indian Ocean. Yala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 and became a national park in 1938. There are four Gates to the Park.

Yala is home to 44 mammal species, 46 reptile species and 215 bird species 6 of which are endemic to Sri Lanka. Among its more famous residents are the world’s biggest concentration of leopards, majestic elephants, sloth bears, jackals, sambars, spotted dear, peacocks, and crocodiles.

The Spotted Deer is the most common member of the deer family in Sri Lanka. It is found in most parts of the country except in the highest hills. Deer are seen, in the protected areas sometimes in large herds, as large as 30 – 50 females with a few stags. Spotted deer grow to a height of approximately 90 cm at the shoulder and can weigh up to 85 kg. Their life expectancy ranges from 20-30 years.


Endemic Birds of Sri Lanka
(Issued 16-12-2017)

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