Sri Lanka is a tropical island in the Indian Ocean. Surrounded by fertile waters on all sides, it’s home to the largest animal on the planet: the Blue Whale. On land, one finds the largest terrestrial animal: the elephant. This elephant is a unique subspecies of the Asian Elephant and the most popular local tourist attraction. But Sri Lanka is home to a top predator: the Sri Lankan leopard – the apex predator of the country and the shy Sloth Bear. These animals, known collectively as the ‘big four’, are now all either endangered or vulnerable, and in the brink of danger due to habitat loss and poaching.
Country: Sri Lanka