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Ever seen a tipsy bear?  Sri Lanka Wilderness Updates

The tipsy black?

Yala National Park

This comical little furball is a Sloth bear (Melursus ursinus), Or “Walaha” as commonly known in Sri Lanka. 

Ever seen a tipsy bear? Well if you come between July to September you just might be able to! Palu is a tree that bears a fruit that's irresistible to the Sloth! They eat so much of it and get a little intoxicated by it. Apart from “Pallu” fruit their omnivorous diet can include bee honey, insects, termites and other small animals. Don’t be deceived by their slow lazy movements, If and when required they can run faster than an average human and climb trees with ease.


Smaller than their cousins in other parts of the world like the Grizzly bear and the Polar bear but highly endangered due to the depletion of their habitats. It's estimated that there are less than 1000 bears in Sri Lanka at present. 

There are many conservation movements currently ongoing to save the Sloth Bear from extinction. You and your clients can also join the efforts in protecting this animal for future generations and enjoy entertaining sights of this nature. It’s not easy to spot a Sloth bear but the best chances you have is in Yala or Wilpattu national parks. 


Sri Lanka has an amazing plethora of things to offer visitors. Among many picturesque destinations and marvellous historic constructions, wildlife and nature reserves take a front seat due to the incredible biodiversity you can observe in this small island. Hope you enjoy the stories from the Ceylon wilderness experienced first hand by the properties of Eco TEam.



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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