Kumana National Park

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The Kumana National Park is an important bird nesting and breeding grounds in Sri Lanka. 255 species of birds have been recorded in this national park. Formerly kumana national park was known as Yala East National Park. This park was declared as a bird sanctuary in 1938. The kumana national park is 391 kilometres (243 mi) southeast of Colombo on Sri Lanka's southeastern coast. Some of the rare bird species like black necked stork, great thick knee, and eurasian spoonbill can be observed in the kumana national park. Tens of thousands birds migrate to the kumana national park during april to july period each year.

 

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Some of the mammals found in Kumana National Park : Golden jackal, fishing cat, deer, wild boar, Sri Lanka elephant

The mean temperature in kumana national park is 27c - 30c and the annual rain fall is 1,300 millimeters.

Kumana National Park has a cultural significance because it is a part of an ancient civilization which goes back to the 3rd century BC. The annual traditional foot pilgrimage to the katharagama hindu temple route lies on the kumana national park.


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