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Originally designated as a nature reserve in 1938, Wasgamuwa is one of the island’s protected areas abundant with large herds of elephant .Located in the north of the hill country, Wasgamuwa provides ample opportunities to view elephants, leopards, the sloth bear, sambhur, deer, wild buffalo, the purple faced leaf monkey and the nocturnal slender Loris among other exotic species.
Companies that handle eco-tourism provide camp sites for nature lovers whist within the park and in the vicinity, are many bunglows that offer comfortable accommodation.