Habitats & Parks
Sri Lankan elephants known as Aliya or
Etaha (tusker) by locals are the most loved animal by Sri Lankans. The
have a fascinating behavior to watch and has a great National value as a
tourist attraction. There are many National parks around the country to
see elephants. Pinnawala established and Udawalawe the worlds first
elephant orphanages which take care of baby elephants who lost their way
or injured in the jungle.
travellers to Sri Lanka enjoy Watching and Photographing and riding on
the elephants, Going on Elephent back Safaries in Jungle and Elephant
Parades in Festivals.
Although there have been about 36000
elephants with the start of this century it has reduced up to about 2000
due to pouching. according to the recent records about 2000 of them
scattered all over the country in small pockets and about 500 of them