Yala National Park is the most popular wildlife safari destination in Sri Lanka. Yala plays a very significant role in conservation of a large number of flora and fauna in the country. Historical and religious sites such as Kataragama, Sithulpahuwa and Magul Maha Vihara and many archaeologically important places add additional significance to the area. It covers 97,878 hectares over the Southern and Uva Provinces. It can see animals like the Sri Lankan Sloth Bear, Sri Lankan Leopard, Sri Lankan Elephant, Wild water buffalo and etc. Of 218 bird species of the park, six are endemic to Sri Lanka. They are Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill, Sri Lanka Jungle fowl, Sri Lanka Wood-pigeon, Crimson-fronted Barbet, Black-capped Bulbul, and Brown-capped Babbler. The reptile fauna recorded from the park is 46 and five of them are endemic: Sri Lankan Krait, Boulangers Keelback, Sri Lankan Flying Snake, Painted-lip Lizard and Wiegmanns Agama.Yala National Park has  a larger biodiversity.