The name wasgamuwa,derived from a world meaning ‘the gathering place for bears’ is an area of great historical significance as part of the ancient Sinhalese Kingdoms over 2,000 years ago.Yudaganapitiya for instance, is where the armies of Dutugemunu and Elara clashed. The park is especially known for its abundance of Sloth Bears and some of the larger Asian Elephants. Declared as a National park on 7th August 1984,Wasgamuwa comprises grasslands, scrub jungle and riverine forests.
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