Did you know that hundreds of elephants migrate from the east to Minneriya from July to October ❤️ Beautiful capture of a grazing elephant by @milindaw
The dry season in Minneriya is from July to October and herds of 200 - 300 elephants migrate from the Eastern side to join the existing herds. It's not advised to get too close to the waterholes 🙏 DWC (2008). Source : Biodiversity Baseline Survey: Minneriya National Park.
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Minneriya National Park is a national park in North Central Province of Sri Lanka. The area was designated as a national park on 12 August 1997, having been originally declared as a wildlife sanctuary in 1938.
The reason for declaring the area as protected is to protect the catchment of Minneriya tank and the wildlife of the surrounding area. The tank is of historical importance, having been built by King Mahasen in third century AD. The park is a dry season feeding ground for the elephant population dwelling in forests of Matale, Polonnaruwa, and Trincomalee districts. Along with Kaudulla an Girithale, Minneriya forms one of the 70 Important Bird Areas (IBAs) of Sri Lanka. The park is situated 182 kilometres (113 mi) from Colombo. Source : Wiki