Udawalawe National Park is a wildlife sanctuary especially created for the preservation of elephants in Sri Lanka. It is located in the Ratnapura district. It has a tropical climate and the dry season begins from January and lasts over eight months.
It has over 300 elephants and many come to see the true nature of elephants. Apart from elephants, the sanctuary is also home to deers, leopards, mongooses, wild buffalos, monkeys, and anteaters.
Seeing how elephants behave is a never-boring experience. They need a substantial food supplement daily to survive and they have adapted to their environment to the best they can. It is interesting to see that they use their trunk to pluck grass and they use the same trunk to filter the dust of the grass by knocking the grass several times on the soil before being taken to their mouths. Some of the fascinating incidents that happened in the sanctuary are pinned as follows.