The magnitude of bio diversity found in Sri Lanka is not in line with its physical proportions. Sri Lanka has been recognized as the 10th highest in bio diversification present per square area in the world. Throughout this tropical island, geographical facade changes dramatically, from the grass Lands to tropical rain forests and from sandy beaches dotted with mangroves to monsoon dependent greenery.
According to island bio-geographic theory, small islands don't have large mammals. However, Sri Lanka is an exception, as the largest terrestrial mammal in Asia, the Asian Elephant, is found on the island. Sri Lanka is beyond hesitation the best place in Asia to see the Asian Elephant in the wild.
Sri Lanka’s most iconic “Big-5” wildlife species are Elephants, Leopards, Blue whales, Sperm whales and Sloth bears.
Sri Lanka is fast emerging as one of the best locations for whale watching. Consistent weather, tropical sun and relatively calm waters make conditions favorable around the island for whale watching, among the finest in the world. Sri Lanka is probably the best location in the world for seeing both Blue Whales and Sperm Whales at the same place.