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“Make it look good ok?”

Two Sri Lankan Elephants are locked in battle

Dude, the girls are watching. Make me look good. Ugh. Don’t hit me for real. Just do soft hits like when we used to play-wrestle as little calves. Nice hit, now lock trunks with me. Hey, remember when we used to thrash the dirt out of the grass clumps before eating? Do the same action and slap me. It’s a good thing we don’t have tusks, otherwise this would be difficult to coordinate and also be a bloody mess. Now let’s pull apart and stand at distance with our tails up and do some loud trumpeting. Don’t forget to flap your ears and shake your head too. It’s not just the girls, there are some people in jeeps too. We have to make this look good!

 

Fun Facts

Oh dude that was a good fight. I owe you one for making me look that good! A stalemate-finish to the fight, but the girls are swooning over us! Now I need food bro. I only had a light 20 kilo breakfast of bark, roots, leaves and stems. I have to make up the balance of 130 kilos somehow because I’ve been trying to bring up my weight from 2.5 tonnes and hit 3 tonnes. But it’s been slow going. Shall we go find some bananas or sugarcane? What? Don’t forget to drink plenty of water too? Oh yeah, that’s why I always stay close to a water source. Hey why don’t we hit that lake over there and cool off and have a nice lazy drink as well? Race you!

 

Story of the Photo

Elephants are regular visitors to the edge of all Mahoora Tented Safari Camp properties, as they are never disturbed there during their foraging runs. These warring elephants, however, were captured by Dilum in Minneriya National Park during an afternoon safari.

 

WILDERNESS UPDATES

Prowling in tea country to save the leopard

Mother and cub on tea estate at base of ridgeStunning, sleek and spectacular, yet powerful and graceful, are these tawny and spotted creatures as they stride along the mountain ridges, masters of all they survey.

Let them live………protect their territory, will be the earnest and fervent plea to tea companies in the Central Highlands on behalf of Sri Lanka’s biggest predator – our very own Big Cat, the leopard.

Panthera pardus kotiya which is a sub-species unique to the country, not found anywhere else in the world, is tragically an endangered species.

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National Parks of Sri Lanka

National Park of SLSituated in the heart of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is renowned for its array of untouched habitats and its thriving biodiversity. It has become one of the most popular wildlife destinations in Asia owing to its exciting big game wildlife tours and its many national parks, some of which are recognised as World Heritage Sites.

Sri Lanka’s 26 national parks are filled with exotic animals and plant life, some of which are endemic to the island. The Sri Lankan leopard, elephant, and sloth bear are endemic to the country while, together with the Blue Whale and Sperm Whale, they make up the country’s Big Five mammals that attract hordes of tourists each year.

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The wildlife of Sri Lanka

Wildlife of SL

Sri Lanka is second to none in terms of its biodiversity and can be considered the best for big game safaris outside the African continent. As bold a statement as that may be, Sri Lanka’s wildlife credentials speak for itself.

Sri Lanka’s Big Five – leopard, elephant, sloth bear, blue whale, and sperm whale – are known as the country’s great wildlife attractions. These species are just some of the country’s plethora of wild species of fauna. It is also renowned as a birder’s paradise with an array of endemic, migratory, and resident avifauna found in its 70 Important Bird Areas strewn across its diverse landscape. Sri Lanka is also famous for its abundance of exotic flora.

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Much more than just a great place to stay

"Thanks to our guide Avinka we had five great safaris staying four nights just after reopening this February. The staff made us feel so very welcome during the entire stay.

The safaries are just wonderful, and having a great guide in your vehicle makes a big difference. Avinka can spot animals you would never see and we were even lucky enough to sight leopards on the trees, close to our vehicle, and also running through the field. The wildlife is so exciting that you will have a great experience even if you don‘t see any leopards. We also had a great driver, which is essential if you drive through difficult territory. You are being taken care of the entire time, so even for those who do safaris for the first time, you will always feel safe.

The camp itself is very comfortable, you get everything you can think of, and on top of the great food being served with so much attention and friendliness. You also get wonderful vegetarian and vegan options. They put on bonfires at night, which makes it unforgettable.
When booking and making plans, you get great support from the headquarters, even if it gets difficult since you have to change your plans.
The best thing what can happen to you at the end of a vacation is when you are a bit sad to leave the place, having experienced something to remember forever, and the team does everything for this to happen. Thank you so much"

Axel S wrote, Traveled with family
January 2021

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