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Panthera pardus fusca
Mating leopards make good photographic subjects because this event is rarely seen. .......this action in kodayar hydroelectric power station in upper kodayar belt did hold the power officials in trance and lucky to b there with a camera for this unexpected scene of wild leopards .............. The pair mates a few times a day and the male will stay with the female for a few days.....then it's all over - they go their separate ways.........Leopard,is an evasive and solitary animal ,mainly nocturnal, which is the reason it is rarely sighted......
leopards of these region have coexisted with human populations ...not many people know about this spot nestled in southern western ghats... this place is about two hours drive from Trivandrum has Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR), KMTR forms part of the inter-state (Kerala and Tamil Nadu) Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve. This part of Agastya Mala hills in the core of KMTR is considered one of the five centres of biodiversity and endemism in India by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The Western Ghats, Agasthyamalai Sub-Cluster, including all of Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site..... place to explore ....There are several small estates and Kani Tribal habitations....
Spotted on Apr 25, 2014
Submitted on Apr 25, 2014
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