The highlight of wildlife in Sri Lanka, the elephants in Sri Lanka are the largest animals living in the land. It is also believed that the Sri Lankan elephants are more intelligent than their African counterparts, which has resulted in a high amount of domestication of them. Apart from the wild elephants in Sri Lanka, plenty of them could be found in human surroundings engaged in various domestic tasks, importantly being the star of the local festivals related to religious activities.
Minneriya National Park, Yala National Park, Udawalawe National Park, and Wilpattu National Park are the prime locations in Sri Lanka to spot wild elephants. In terms of regions, major population is concentrated in the lower lands of the dry zones of Sri Lanka covering north-central, north-western, eastern, and south-eastern parts of Sri Lanka