The Knuckles Range

This mountain was christened ‘Knuckles’ by a European visitor because of its resemblance to the back of a clenched fist. Most Sri Lankan climatic conditions exist within its 159 sq.kms,including the four major forest formations:Lowland,dry semi-evergreen; wet evergreen;mid-elevation dry evergreen and montane wet evergreen. Knuckles houses leopards, wild boar,deer,the rarely seen otter, the Horned Lizard, the rare Marbled cliff frog and twenty-one identified endemic species of birds.

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