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Sri Lankan Leopard

Panthera pardus kotiya

Description:

This is the native leopard sub species found in Sri Lanka, one and only apex predator in the island. Solitary hunters living in territories, males have larger territories compared to females, yet the territories could overlap.

Habitat:

Dry Evergreen Forest - Wilpaththu National Park

Notes:

Threatened by the fragmentation and deforestation. Specially in Wilpaththu National Park (where this female leopard was spotted) unauthorized settlers are logging and constructing road networks throughout the National Park.

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6 Comments

Hi Everyone, Thank You So much for the wishes, I have been inactive in Noah for quite a long time and I am back ! :)

CamillePatton
CamillePatton 3 years ago

Amazing!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Beautiful animal. Congratulations.

Awesome spotting Saumya,wow:-)congrats on the super well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Congratulations Saumya, this beautiful sighting is our Spotting of the Day!

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DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Great sighting and notes Saumya!

North Western Province, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Sep 3, 2016
Submitted on Nov 21, 2016

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