Bundala National Park is located about 250km south east of Colombo in Hambantota district. It is covering an area of 6216 hectares. General climate of this park is hot and dry as the park falls into the low rainfall zone of Sri Lanka. The vegetation of the park is thorny scrub jungle which is boarded by the cost line.
Biodiversity of this park is extremely high as the lagoons and the complex wetland system give the maximum support for numerous species. More than 300 plant species have been recorded from the park from which 6 plant species are endemic and 32 species of mammals approximately 197 species such as Black-necked stork, Spoonbill, Green Shank, Red Shank, Spot-billed Pelican, Blue-faced Malkoha, Crested Hawk eagle are found here.
Both types of crocodiles (estuarine and fresh water crocodiles) are found in Bundala national park. The estuarine mail crocodiles are about 7 meters of length and lives in lagoons. The beaches of this park are the nesting ground for 4 species of sea turtles.