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The shadows of the Jungle | Sri Lanka Wilderness Updates

The shadows of the Jungle

Wilpattu National Park

That dark silhouette looking at you from a treetop through the thick jungle is non-other than the Sri Lankan Brown Fish Owl (Ketupa zeylonensis). 

If this is your competition in your next fishing trip you might not have much of a chance! That yellow circle in the eyes stands out like the moon in the night sky and for this bird, Stalking is life! 

If the name didn’t give it away, the main food for this bird is fish! But they can prey on rodents and other small creatures as well. On extremely rare occasions they have been seen scavenging on carcasses left by other predators. 

This species is endemic to Sri Lanka and can be found mainly in wildlife parks and jungles, but it has been spotted in residential areas on rare occasions. Spot the owl should definitely be in your next itinerary to Sri Lanka.




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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