In Sri Lanka's Polonnaruwa and Matale Districts, 50 kilometers northeast of Kandy, is where you'll find Wasgamuwa National Park. The Sudukanda Mountain Range, which extends between the Amban Ganga and Mahaweli Ganga rivers from north to south and is the park's dominant feature, isolates the area on all but its southern edge. The park, which spans slightly over 39,000 hectares, is adjacent to the Riverine Nature reserve on the Mahaweli Ganga's right bank.
Wasgamuwa National Park has been home to a total of 52 butterfly species, 143 bird species, 35 reptile species, 15 amphibian species, 23 mammal species, and 17 fish species. The primary attractions are the herds of Asian elephants and the extremely elusive sloth bears, which are supposed to be very common in this area. Additionally, you might run into leopards, golden jackals, water buffaloes, slender lorises, wild boars, several deer types, and even fishing cats. There are eight indigenous bird species in the park, including the Red-faced Malkoha and Yellow-fronted Barbet.