Yala National Park is the second largest national park in Sri Lanka. It belongs to both the Uva and Southern Provinces. Yala National Park covers over 97,000 hectares. Most of the reserve is fallow land. However, it is surrounded by a variety of topography and ecosystems, including coastal areas, springs, rivers, rock remnants, mountains, scrublands and highlands. Yala National Park is a shelter for many species of animals. It is said that the world’s largest population lives there. Asian elephants, crocodiles, wild boars, turkeys, ash monkeys, koalas, Ceylon tigers, Indian monkeys, necks, white-tailed deer, elephants and lions Dry evergreen forests are mainly found in the park. Scrubs with thorny bushes are also common. In some places there are dry mixed forests and in other places grasslands.