Tagged: Elephants

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YogaWineTravel blog tells all you need to know about elephant safaris in Udawalawe National Park

Yoga, wine and travel go together like, er, red, white and sparkling—and this luxury, boutique and beyond-the-ordinary travel experiences blog offers good advice on all three. This post highlights elephant safaris in Udawalawe National Park, which is “quite possibly the best place in Sri Lanka to see elephants throughout the year”.

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Condé Nast Traveller goes on safari in Udawalawe National Park in Sri Lanka—and sees lots of elephants!

If you want to see elephants in Sri Lanka, go to Udawalawe National Park, says Condé Nast Traveller—“they are everywhere”. Writes Mary Holland: “A female elephant shepherds her calf between her legs. It scurries beneath her belly, following her trunk and disappearing from my sight as they pass through the tall grass.

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The amazing elephant gathering at Minneriya National Park in Sri Lanka ‘a stunning wildlife spectacle’

CNN Travel reports how Sri Lanka is “attracting truckloads of tourists from around the world to witness a stunning wildlife spectacle”. That spectacle is the yearly elephant gathering at Minneriya National Park, when “hundreds of elephants travel each year to the shores of an ancient reservoir”.

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The wild elephants of Sri Lanka—prized national treasures and icons of tourism

Sri Lanka’s wild elephants are one of the wonders of the natural world: 6,000–6,500 in number, by far the highest density per area of any country in Asia. Says Biodiversity Sri Lanka (BSL): “From ancient times, elephants have played an important role in the religion and culture of Sri Lanka, while ancient kings used tamed elephants for war, ceremonies and work.”