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    Wilpattu National Park

    Apart from other national parks in Sri Lanka Wilpattu NP has a distinctive geographical feature called "Willus" (Natural lakes), sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater overtime. Six main lakes can be found throughout the Wilpattu National Park, it is largest wildlife sanctuaries in Sri Lanka, and spans an area of approx. 1317 square kilometres. Park's elevation ranges from 0 to 152 meters. Since it Located in the Northwest coast lowland dry zone of Sri Lanka The Annual Rainfall is about 1000mm and the annual temperature is about 27.2 degrees, but you will feel like somewhere around 32 degrees due to humidity and other factors.

    Unlike other wildlife parks in Sri Lanka Wilpattu holds the unique complexity of over 50 wetlands aka Villus. Villus are the main topographical attraction of the park, Natural lakes with shallow depth filled with heavy downpours of northeastern monsoon during September to December, Villus with an abundance of water is a fine example of weather patterns prevail throughout the park, drought only comes around May to early September, annual temperatures in the Park peak during the month of April which is 32 Celsius .

    Wilpattu Park has various natural habitats Open grassy plains to coastal belt, rocky outcrops natural lakes (villus), scrublands and thick jungles.

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