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Sri Lankan leopard

Panthera pardus kotiya

Description:

The Sri Lankan leopard is the country's top predator. Like most cats, it is pragmatic in its choice of diet which can include small mammals, birds, reptiles as well as larger animals.It is a leopard subspecies native to Sri Lanka. Classified as Endangered by IUCN, the population is believed to be declining due to numerous threats including poaching for trade and human-leopard conflicts.

Habitat:

On a dried grassland of Wilpattu national park!

Notes:

This is the first time that I found a Leopard...

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15 Comments

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

thank you very much Tiz!!!

Tiz
Tiz 5 years ago

These animals are so majestic! Thanks for the beautiful reminder Dilan :)

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Thank you friends for all your lovely comments!!!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 5 years ago

ohhhh our lovely handsome guy..... great capture Dilo....

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

My bet for SOTD!

ardenkpierce
ardenkpierce 5 years ago

cute

James McNair
James McNair 5 years ago

Extraordinary

pamsai
pamsai 5 years ago

Superb animal and photography, Dilan...

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 years ago

It is always so great to see one of the big cats in the wild.

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Thank you Chamalka!

Chamalka Dulmini
Chamalka Dulmini 5 years ago

Our Beauty....Great!!!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Thank you for the nice comment staccyh!!I also love it!!

staccyh
staccyh 5 years ago

I love the photo of it yawning :) Great pics!

Dilan Chathuranga
Dilan Chathuranga 5 years ago

Thanks for the comment Jae!!I added another photo just now!!

Jae
Jae 5 years ago

Awesome spotting and photo, Dilan. Thanks for sharing.

Dilan Chathuranga
Spotted by
Dilan Chathuranga

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Lat: 8.34, Long: 80.41

Spotted on Sep 26, 2014
Submitted on Sep 26, 2014

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