Kaudulla National Park in Sri Lanka


Kaudulla National Park
Typewild

OwnerDepartment of Wildlife Conservation
Size6,900 ha
Place Polonnaruwa
Province North Central province
Country Sri Lanka

Directors

Key People

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants

Elephant keepers
Record history
History of updates2021-09-09

Latest document update2021-09-09 22:15:48
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Description

Kaudulla National Park, in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka .

Living elephants

At the Kaudulla National Park lives 3 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Koliya
  2. Santhula
  3. Vikum
and possibly other wild elephants which have no record in this database.

Comments / picturesThe faunal Species recorded in the park include 24 Species of mammals, 25 Species of reptiles, 26 Species of fish, and 160 Species of bird.

In the drought period Sri Lankan elephants move to the Minneriya tank to drink and feed. Around the month of September the elephants move to the Kaudulla tank in search of more water and food.[5] Despite the escalating human-elephant conflict, the number of elephants increased in the dry zone and 211 individuals have been counted in Kaudulla as recently as 2008

References for records about Kaudulla National Park

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Kaudulla National Park, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=3436. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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