Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu National Park (Willu-pattu; Land of Lakes) is a park located in the Northwest coast lowland dry zone of Sri Lanka. The park is located 30 km west Anuradhapura and 26 km north of Puttalam (approximately 180 km north of Colombo). The park is 131, 693 hectares and ranges from 0 to 152 metres above sea level. Nearly sixty lakes (Willu) and tanks are found spreading throughout Wilpattu. Wilpattu is the largest and one of the oldest National Parks in Sri Lanka. Wilpattu is among the top national parks world renowned for its Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) population. The Leopard population in Wilpattu is still not known.

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Basic Map of Wilpattu National Park