This natural wildlife park has many different time of mammal, birds, reptiles, birds, butterflies and Amphibian. Being closely situated near the Minneriya Tank it definitely makes this park more special. The park is also best for wildlife as it is home to 2 endemic monkeys namely the purple-faced langur and toque macaque. Minneriya National Park is a definite tourist hotspot and should be definitely checked out.
Large numbers of Sri Lankan elephants are attracted to grass fields on the edges of the reservoir during the dry season. The Minneriya tank contributes to sustain a large herd. Elephants gathered here is numbering around 150-200. Some reports account number of elephants to as high as 700. They migrate here from Wasgamuwa National Park and benefit from food and shelter of the park’s forest. Tourists visit Minneriya largely because of elephants, especially in dry season.