Amphibian found in Wilpattu National Park
If we take a look at Wilpattu National Park the first thing that comes to mind is that it is a less visited National Park in Sri Lanka.Wilpattu National Park is a favorite travel spot to local wildlife enthusiasts. Wilpattu National Park is the oldest and largest national park and is well known for its dense population of endemic wildlife and its unique topographic features.This land of the lakes as its name suggests is a multitude of natural rainwater fed lakes that are known as villus are dotted in the forest and they provide enough water to sustain the wildlife during the dry season until the arrival of the monsoon.
Sitting on the Northwest coast of the island, this national treasure spans the borders of the North West and North Central provinces giving it a combination of coastal, shrub land, grasslands, plains, and lowland forest habitats. This mix of habitats allows Wilpattu to provide sanctuary to a wide variety of wildlife while homing some of the most unique flora found in Sri Lanka.
Because of the dotted rainwater filled lakes or villus among the Wilpattu National Park it has become a good place to most of the Amphibians life in Sri Lanka. There are around 10 to 14 Amphibians in the lakes of Wilpattu NP. Below mentioned are list of Amphibians that can be observed in Wilpattu National Park.