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Sri Lankan Junglefowl

“Humankind must begin to learn that the life of an animal is in no way less precious than our own.”

Paul Oxton

Animals commonly seen in the wild

Marine fauna:

Dolphins, wheals, sea turtles.


Pigeons, cuckoos, Peacocks, Grey horn bill, storks.

Land mammals:

Elephants, leopards, peacocks, monkeys, junglefowl, deer, water buffalo, bears.

Snakes and insects:

Snakes, Lizards, crocodiles.

Common sights you will not like

In the city and
on the road

Stray dogs are a common sight in most cities and towns in Sri Lanka. Owned dogs are kept on a leash. Hens are taken in cages on large trucks to the slaughter house.

In the

Buffalos are used both for agriculture and carrying heavy loads.

Hunting or poaching:

Animal fights:

Cannot be found in the cities or the rural areas as the police arrest the accused for fights between animals

Main organization for animal rescue and sheltering:

Awpasl Otara Foundation Dogs Star Foundation

Sanctuaries to visit or volunteer:


We have not included the treatment of animals in the meat/fur/leather industries, zoos or circuses, animal testing as it unfortunately still happens in most countries.

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