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Did someone say Sloth Bear?

Wilpattu National Park

Lesser-known facts

There was a point in time, when scientists thought to believe that these Sloth Bears were ‘bear-like sloths’ due to their similar characteristics to sloths such as hanging from branches, having a slow wandering manner in which they walk and also to the way these Sloth Bears carried their babies on their back!

Anatomically, these animals have large tongues, a mobile snout and can voluntarily open and close their nostrils - all of which proves to be very helpful with their diets.

Where to find them 

Sloth Bears can be often found in several of Sri Lanka’s National Parks which have an undisturbed forest growth,especially in the Yala and Wilpattu jungles. These bears are found exclusively in the Indian subcontinent, their lineage can be tracked to having evolved from Eurasian Brown Bears over several millennia. 

Fun facts

The Sloth Bears have a black shaggy coat - especially over their shoulders. You can also find brown and gray hairs on their coat, which gives off an appearance of being cinnamon colored on some bears. 




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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