Bundala is the latest addition to the National Parks of Sri Lanka, and it is situated approximately 250km’s away from Colombo. Located in the South-East coast of the country, this park is famous for its aquatic bird life .This is an important wintering ground for migratory water birds especially the greater flamingo in addition to pelicans and black-necked storks. Other creatures such as Sloth Bears, sambar, leopard, crocodile and turtles can also be seen when one visits this park. In 1991 Bundala became the first wetland to be declared as a Ramsar site in Sri Lanka. In 2005 the national park was designated as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO.