Field Visit – Visit to the Central Highlands

Day 1 As part of its exploration of the amphibian diversity of the forests of Sri Lanka, the Classic Wild team decided to explore amphibians in the montane rain forests of the Central Highlands. The group decided to visit the Pattipola area as well as Pidurutalagala Mountain in order to accomplish this objective. Toward the […]

The King of all Mongoose- The Legendary Stripe Necked Mongoose

Sri Lanka has four species of Mongoose found on the island. The ruddy, grey, brown, and the king of them all the stripe-necked mongoose. A beautifully colored animal with long flowing golden coat and the distinctive black stripe which gives its name, this is the largest of the mongoose species in Sri Lanka, and truly […]

Jungle Lore- The Maneating Leopards of Kumana

Originally demarcated as Yala East National Park, Kumana was declared a national park with its own borders in 1969. Kumana is well known for birdwatching and its wonderful variety of birds and nesting colonies. Leopard, bear, smaller mammals, reptiles, and elephant also roam the park. Off the coastline of Kumana good fishing grounds prevail and […]