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Elephant Gathering

Around 300 elephants gather at the banks of Minneriya Lake

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Every year, August th​rough September, up to 300 Asian elephants gather at the Minneriya Lake. They are not having a party. These guys are looking for food and water, and the Minneriya Lake has the most chances to give them what they search for. It occurs during the dry season. The Lake is man-made, meaning it is a reliable source of water. Thus, they come back every year. Witness the natural phenomenon that opens up the mysteries of these big animals' behavior.

The Elephant Gathering at Minneriya is considered to be the largest grouping of Elephants in Asia.

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