Wildlife Photo: Sri Lankan Elephants

 

Wildlife Photo: Sri Lankan Elephants

Sri Lankan Elephants in Ruhunu / Yala National Park

 

Elephants have always fascinated me. They’re such huge animals, yet they’re so quiet when moving and even eating.

Beyond the big tusked African elephants, are a number of different Asian elephant species. This one, the Elephas maximus maximus is known as the Sri Lankan Elephant.

There are roughly 6,000 of these endangered Sri Lankan elephants left in the wild, and as the name would suggest they are only found on the island nation of Sri Lanka, south of India.

These elephants were photographed in Yala National Park, Sri Lanka.

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A former journalist and business analyst that now works in the world of travel marketing. Based in Toronto, Red Hunt has travelled to more than 40 countries over the past 10 years. You can follow Red on Twitter @redhunttravel.