During our Sri Lanka experience, we went to Udawalawe National Park. Udawalawe is undoubtedly the best place in Sri Lanka to see wild Asian Elephants throughout the year. There are about 500 elephants in the park and they often roam in herds of up to 100!
Wild Water Buffalos can be witnessed in plenty at the waterholes in the National Park. They are massive, sometimes six feet tall at the shoulders, an adult male weighing between 700 – 1200 kg with the female weighting a little less. Both the male and female have horns, the female has longer horns and the male broader and stronger horns that grow throughout their lives. These horns are very useful in fighting off predators, especially leopards.