Wasgamuwa National Park

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Wasgamuwa National Park is a natural park in Sri Lanka situated in the Matale and Polonnaruwa Districts . The park is situated 225 km away from Colombo. 39,000 hectares of riverine and dry evergreen forests, grasslands and wetlands which are home to numerous animals including sloth bear, sambur, spotted and barking deer, wild boar, purple-faced leaf monkey and 143 species of bird.

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It was declared to protect and to make a refuge for the displaced wild animals during the Mahaweli Development Project in 1984 and is one of the four National Parks designated under the Project.

Wasgamuwa is one of protected areas where Sri Lankan Elephants can be seen in large herds. It is also one of the Important Bird Areas in Sri Lanka. The forests of Wasgamuwa represent Sri Lanka dry-zone dry evergreen forests.

The National Park’s annual daily temperature is 28 °C (82 °F) and has a dry zone climate. Annual rainfall ranges between 1650–2100 mm. Rain is received during the north-eastern monsoon, from October to January. July–September is the dry season.

 — in Sri Lanka.

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