Home of the Leopard
Sri Lanka is globally recognized as a biodiversity hotspot due to the abundance of magnificent species that are present in the country. The key highlights among the most celebrated species in the country are the Asian Elephant, Sloth Bear and the magnificent Sri Lankan Leopard.
The Sri Lankan Leopard which is the largest leopard found in Asia is a sub species of the Indian Leopard and is endemic to the country. With its piercing stare and beautiful markings, it is known to be one of the most photogenic species found anywhere in the world. Leopards are found in almost all of the national parks in Sri Lanka with Yala National Park providing refuge to the largest population.