Top 7 animals of Sri Lanka shortlisted


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The Wildlife Conservation Department yesterday declared seven animal species as 'Top Seven Wild Sri Lanka' for special recognition as flagship species for conservation parallel to its 65th anniversary celebrations.

The animals are Asian Elephant, Sloth Bear, Leopard, Black-necked Stork, Saltwater Crocodile, Leatherback Turtle and Blue Whale.

Director General H D Ratnayake stated that this would facilitate long term conservation of the species.

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