Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. The park covers an area of 151,778 hectares comprising of five blocks, which includes a strict nature reserve. Currently only Block I, covering 14,100 hectares, is open to the public.
It is home to 44 varieties of mammal and 215 bird species. Among its more famous residents are the worlds biggest. Concentration of leopards, majestic elephants, sloth bears, sumbars, jackals, spotted dears, peacocks and crocodiles..