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Sri Lankan leopard

Panthera pardus kotiya

Description:

The Sri Lankan leopard is a subspecies of leopard native to SriLanka.Classified as Endangered by IUCN, the population is believed to be declining due to numerous threats including poaching for trade and human-leopard conflicts. Has a tawny or rusty yellow coat with dark spots and close-set rosettes, which are smaller than in Indian leopards.They are solitary hunters. Both sexes live in overlapping territories with the ranges of males overlapping the smaller ranges of several females, as well as overlapping the ranges of neighboring males.

Habitat:

Spotted at Wilpattu National Park where the biggest and the oldest National Park in Srilanka.Also known as a good place to watch leopards

Notes:

Leopards tend to be more readily observed in parts of Sri Lanka than in other countries where they share their habitat with more dominant competitors, such as lions or hyenas. This leopard was so calm.

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12 Comments

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 5 years ago

Thank u Bhagya Akki.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 5 years ago

ohhhh our lazy, handsome guy.... awesome series Cha.....

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 5 years ago

Thank u Lakkana

Lakkana
Lakkana 5 years ago

Excellent>>>

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 5 years ago

Thank you very much friends....

Beautiful Series, Chamalka Dulmini. It is such a wonderful spotting of a beautiful endangered animal, their future is so uncertain...thank you so much for sharing....

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 5 years ago

Oh..Stunning series :)

Ashutosh Dudhatra
Ashutosh Dudhatra 5 years ago

Beauty! You can add it to mission for endangered species....
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7376...

Sew
Sew 5 years ago

nice one cha..

Aweeesome !

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 5 years ago

Thank You Dilan.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Great find!!so beautiful series!!!

Chamalka Dulmini
Spotted by
Chamalka Dulmini

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Lat: 8.41, Long: 80.05

Spotted on Aug 30, 2014
Submitted on Sep 15, 2014

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