Sri Lanka Atractions

Turtle Hatchery

Sri Lanka is a vital habitat for sea turtles. It has been observed that five of the seven endangered species come to the shores of Sri Lankan beaches to lay their eggs. Watching adult and newly- hatched turtles is a fascinating study. Below are the five out of seven endangered turtle species that can be seen at turtle hatcheries in Sri Lanka: Loggerhead & Green turtle – Endangered, Leatherback & Hawksbill - Critically Endangered, Olive Ridley – Vulnerable, The baby turtles are being hatched from collected turtle eggs, trained for three days to make them strong enough to survive in the sea, and then released into the Indian Ocean.