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Butterflies of Sri Lanka

Butterflies of Sri Lanka

By Royston Ellis

Of the 20,000 species of butterflies in the world nearly 1.25% (245 species) are to found in Sri Lanka. Different sources give the number of endemic butterflies (that is those native to Sri Lanka) as between 20 and 26. Some 76 to 99 species are regar...

Sri Lanka Trip Report

Sri Lanka Trip Report

By Arabella Lakin

            (The following is an extract from the blog published by Arabella Lakin, on her tour around Sri Lanka. Lakin is the Sales Manager for Natural World Safaris. The extract focuses on her experience with the Loris...

Jungle frolicking in Yala

Jungle frolicking in Yala

By Juilet Coombe

Already a balmy hot day, we ensure we have enough water and our camera equipment before we go to meet the smiling and very affable Chamara Amarasinghe, Jetwing Yala hotel’s naturalist with five years service to Jetwing. Acting as the guide for ...

Experiencing Jetwing Vil Uyana

Experiencing Jetwing Vil Uyana

By Juliet Coombe

Go and see the Jetwing Vil Uyana organic garden I’m told so off I trot with Chaminda, the hotel’s naturalist, famed for his discovery and enhancement of the Slender Loris monkeys in the extensive grounds of the hotel. He takes me, with the hint o...

Vil Uyana’s Red Light District – Slender Loris Watching

Vil Uyana’s Red Light District – Slender Loris Watching

By Juliet Coombe

The moon vanished behind the clouds and a thin whistle like call indicated the male Slender Loris is around, a rare clown like monkey that probably got its name from The Dutch that saw the species as the jungle jester. An adorable monkey with a clown...