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The hybrid wolf that plays hide and seek

Wilpattu National Park

Fun Facts

Much to the annoyance of wildlife photographers who take their hybrid wolf photography quite seriously, the Sri Lankan jackal goes to great lengths in hiding their cubs from cameras! Not only are they masters of hide and seek, they are also omnivorous – following a balanced diet of lizards, birds, small mammals, rotting carcasses, and fresh fruit. Unlike the wolf that cries ‘to the blue corn moon’, Jackals typically howl at dawn, in the evening, and sometimes at midday – the moon is more of a suggestion, not a rule!

Did you know?

Unfortunately, the South Asian myth of a horny growth on the skull of the jackal was believed to have magical powers (referred to as the ‘jackal's horn’), which has led to widespread hunting and eventual decline in numbers of this wonderful creature’s population since the 1800s.


They can be found in almost all of the National Parks, including Yala, Wilpattu and Udawalawe.




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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