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Panthera pardus kotiya
Tawny rusty yellow coat with closed rosettes . Smaller than the India leopard, sub adult .Endemic Subspecies, endangered due to poaching. This particular leopard was so calm and walked right beside our vehicle. This is the first time Im seeing a leopard.
Found on Wilpaththu national park. They are known to be solitary hunters .
Spotted on Aug 30, 2014
Submitted on Sep 2, 2014
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33 Comments (1–25)
Thank you very much Antonio ,Smith zoo, Gilma , Nuwan and Dilan ! :)
Congrats Sau!This leopard gave us number of unforgettable memories.These shots are excellent!
Beautiful!! Saumya Wanniarachchi, you are so lucky to be able to see it.
Aewsome spotting Saumya Wanniarachchi,just gorgeous animal,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing
Thank You Kel a big hug back :) :) And Thank you Sachin ! :)
Congratulations Saumya !!
these are great photos. congratulations dear. a big hug from Brazil. :)
Thank you MacChristiansen :)
Congratulations on your SOTD Saumya
Thank you very much armadeus ! :)
Congratulations on your SOTD Saumya!!!
Thank u Bhagi ! :) :D and Adi ! Thax, wow u remember that too ! :)
A big congratulations for the second SOTD twinnoooooo!
Purple scarf is rocking again..A great spotting and a rare sight,,,
Keep going ya!
Congratulations Sau.... proud of you.....
Thank you very much Karen and Mark ! Its A great Honor !
Fantastic spotting. Congratulations on SOTD and thanks for showing this one.
Congrats Saumya, your rare glimpse of an endangered Sri Lankan leopard is our Spotting of the Day. The population is believed to be declining because of poaching and human-leopard conflicts.
Tank you very much Daniel,Antonio,Bhagi ,armadeus and Cha for all your lovely comments ! ! :)
Great time sauuu.lovely spotting.
Wow! What an incredible experience Saumya! Thank you so much for sharing :)
ohhhhh lovely spottings of our handsome proud guy..... i stated to believe in ''love at first site'' at the movement i saw him Sau....
Beautiful spotting Saumya Wanniarachchi ,congrats and thanks for sharing
Great sighting and photos Saumya!