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For Animal Lovers

As the hotel is located in a remote place surrounded by jungle areas and thick plantations many animals/ reptiles can be seen within the hotel premises as well as in the surrounding neighborhood. Some of the commonly available species in the area are,

1. Wali kukula (Sri Lankan Jungle Fowl)

Sri Lanka Jungle Fowl, a rear species, is the national bird of Sri Lanka and can be commonly seen in the hotel premises and in the surrounding. The Sri Lankan Junglefowl is a species of bird native to Sri Lanka and is known for its striking colors and distinctive crest of feathers on its head. The male has vibrant orange-red feathers on its body and a bright blue comb on its head, while the female is brown and lacks the male's bright coloring. The Sri Lankan Junglefowl is an important cultural symbol in Sri Lanka, and it is believed to have inspired the design of the traditional Sinhalese sarong.

2. Peacocks

The Sri Lankan Peacock is a subspecies of the Indian peafowl and is endemic to Sri Lanka, meaning it is not found naturally anywhere else in the world. The Sri Lankan Peacock is a protected species in Sri Lanka, and is known for its striking appearance, with males sporting bright blue and green plumage with an iridescent sheen and a long, colorful train of feathers that they display during courtship. Females, on the other hand, are brown with a slight green tint and lack the elaborate train.

Sri Lanka is known for its wildlife and the Sri Lankan Peacock is just one of the many unique and beautiful species found on the island. They can be found in a variety of habitats, including forests, scrublands, and cultivated areas, and are often seen in the wild in places such as Yala National Park and Sinharaja Forest Reserve. Peakoks are also available within the hotel premises and you may here their voices in the neighboring jungle during your stay in the hotel.

3. Wild boar

Wild boar, also known as “ Val-ura" in Sinhala, are a common sight in Sri Lanka's forests, scrublands, and agricultural areas. They are one of the most widespread mammals in Sri Lanka, and can be found in almost all parts of the island.

Wild boar is omnivorous, and their diet consists of a variety of plants, fruits, and small animals such as insects and reptiles. They are also known to cause significant damage to crops, especially in areas where agriculture is the main livelihood.

Wild boar is hunted for meat in Sri Lanka, and their meat is considered a delicacy by some. However, they are also considered a nuisance by farmers and are often hunted or trapped to protect crops. In some parts of the country, they are also hunted for sport.

It is important to note that hunting wild boar is illegal in Sri Lanka without a permit from the Department of Wildlife Conservation, as they are a protected species under the Fauna and Flora

Protection Ordinance. Many wild boars are living in the Jungle area of the hotel and can be seen with careful movement to their habitats.

5. Giant squirrels

In Sri Lanka, the giant squirrel species is known as the Sri Lankan giant squirrel, or locally called "Dandu Lena". The Sri Lankan giant squirrel is a beautiful and impressive animal, with a body length of up to 60cm and a strikingly bushy tail that can grow up to 90cm in length. They are typically reddish-brown in color with a white underbelly, and have large, alert eyes and large, rounded ears.

Sri Lankan giant squirrels are primarily found in the wet and intermediate zones of Sri Lanka's forests, and they are known to be highly territorial, defending their territory against other squirrels and predators such as birds of prey and snakes. They are also known for their excellent climbing and jumping abilities, as they can leap up to 6 meters from tree to tree with ease.

Jiant squirrels are available within the hotel premises and can be seen in the jungle area.

6. Birds

There are many bird species available in the area and analysis are underway to ascertain their identity.

7. Reptiles

Many reptile verities are available in the area and in the surrounding and under analysis to identify verities.

8. Monkeys

Sri Lanka is home to several species of monkeys, including the endemic Toque macaque, also known as the "Rilawa" in Sinhala. Toque macaques are a common sight in many parts of Sri Lanka, particularly in the country's forests and rural areas. The hotel neighborhood is inhabitant by Torque monkeys who lives in the neighboring forest area. Toque macaques are a medium-sized monkey with brown-grey fur and a distinctive tuft of hair on their head. They are known for their playful behavior and can often be seen swinging from trees, grooming each other, or foraging for food on the forest floor. They are omnivorous, and their diet includes fruits, seeds, insects, and small animals.

Toque macaques are a nuisance in urban areas, as they are known to raid gardens and steal food from homes. It is important to remember that feeding wild animals can disrupt their natural behavior and cause them to become dependent on humans for food.

9. Sri Lankan Hog Deer

The Sri Lankan Hog Deer (Hyelaphus porcinus) is a small deer species that is endemic to Sri Lanka. They are found in the lowland forests, grasslands, and wetlands of the island. They are typically smaller in size compared to other deer species in Sri Lanka and have a distinctive spotted coat, with a reddish-brown color on the back and sides.

The Sri Lankan Hog Deer is primarily a herbivore and feeds on grass, leaves, and fruits. They are active during the early morning and late afternoon and are known to form small groups or pairs. Their population is threatened due to habitat loss and hunting, and they are listed as an endangered species in Sri Lanka

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