Botanists, biologists, ornithologists and ichthyologists or scientists altogether should consider Sri Lanka as the haven for almost all tropical life species as there are 92 types of mammals, 242 plus kinds of butterflies, 435 types of birds, 107 types of fish and 81 kinds of snakes in Sri Lanka. This is an approximate estimate for quite a number of new species were discovered recently. And still new or hitherto unknown varieties are surfacing during research efforts.
Immense wealth of fauna is not restricted to nature reserves, and it isn’t rare to see a giant lizard which crosses the road. Also butterflies, birds, weasels and monkeys are a frequent sight. And what about herds of wild elephants, tigers and bears in the low and mid-country terrains? They are all visible while visits to sanctuaries through pre-arranged safaris to many nature reserves that are on the island. Nature tourism is now on the rise even overtaking pleasure and beach indulgences.
In fact, a quarter of Sri Lanka’s territory is still covered by natural forest and also there are various reserves. We will focus on the most familiar and tour specific, but with pleasure will tailor you a travelling nature admirers’ tour for each month. All spectacular nature reserves, forests and lagoons are abundant in Sri Lanka. Even the chauffeurs are familiar with facts and figures to guide beside the registered and qualified travel guides. Camp sites, lodges and hotels are built within the reserves at some locations to have firsthand experience.