Hurulu Eco Park – Habarana


In January 1977, the Hurulu Eco Park in Habarana, Sri Lanka, has designated a biosphere reserve. It has a functioning ecosystem with an affluent animal population. Ten thousand hectares make up this area. An old teak plantation that had been grassland was transformed into this park.

The forest reserve is significant to the Sri Lankan elephant. The species is well known for its migratory habits, mainly during the dry season between the local forests. Several other protected areas encircle Hurulu Forest Reserve. Ritigala, Minneriya-Giritale, and Mahaweli flood basins all have nature reserves.

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The Minneriya and Kaudulla tanks are adequate during the rainy season, limiting the elephants' access to meadows. During these times, elephants come to Hurulu Wewa to graze on the park's plentiful "elephant grass." Most of the year, the several little herds of elephants in the area gather on the main tank's open bed to graze, drink, wash and socialise. So if you're in Sri Lanka from April/May to September, take advantage of an exhilarating safari at the Hurulu Eco Park.


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