Situated 30km away from Anuradhapura and this is one of the largest parks in Sri Lanka thousands of nature lovers flock around every year. The park spreads across 1317 square kilometres and the park is home to many animals and bird species. Elephants, leopards, deer, monkeys, wild boars, water buffaloes are a common sight to spot in Wilpatttu national park. Another important highlight of the place is the small natural pools that scattered around the park that enhance the scenery of the place. Wilpattu National Park is visited by many migrant birds and this has made Wilpattu national park popular among bird watchers.