Sri Lanka to offer livestreams from wildlife parks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities announced on Wednesday that they will offer livestreams from the island nation’s wildlife parks, in a move to help revive a tourism industry that has been decimated by the

coronavirus pandemic. The government’s Tourism Promotion Bureau said livestreaming will initially cover four national parks to showcase the South Asian country’s exotic wildlife, including leopards, bears, elephants, crocodiles and birds.

The project will offer eight wildlife streaming video sessions of one hour each which will be shown on social media platforms and shared further through broadcast media, the bureau said in a statement.

A herd of Asiatic wild elephants gather at a national park in Minneriya, some 200 kilometres from Colombo, Sri Lanka. PHOTO: AP