Elephants in Udawalawe National park


Common Name: Sri Lankan elephant
Scientific Name: Elephas maximus maximus
Habitat: Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

This is my first video upload on elephants on Udawalawe National park.
Elephants can also be observed in other national parks  such as Yala, Wasgamuva,  Minneriya and Kaudulla.

However, the subspecies continues to be threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation. conservation status according to IUCN is Endangered. The Sri Lankan species is the largest of the Asian elephant genus, and has patches with no skin color on its ears, face, trunk and belly. This is the darkest of all Asian elephants.

 

 

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