Yala National Park covers an area of approximately 1259 sq km. It is the biggest National Park in Sri Lanka. The Park is located 309 km south of Colombo on the southeast of the island. The park is the home to an abundance of mammals such as leopards, crocodiles, elephants, deers, bears and wild buffaloes. The majestic peacock, as well as a huge variety of other bird species including the flamingo can also be spotted. The park is immensely diversified with dense jungles, open field areas, lagoons, rocky habitats and a stunning sea front.