Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest National Park in Sri Lanka. Yala National Park has 5 blocks although block 01 gets most of its visitors. Yala is known as the best National Park for viewing leopards.
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The Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus) is a wading bird and a rare migrant to the lowland, marsh lands, paddy fields, tanks and lagoons of Sri Lanka. It’s preferred choice of cuisine includes worms, aquatic insects, frogs and such other small animals. The breeding season being from March to July and it builds a rather small nest with sticks on trees near water usually as colanies.
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PANTHERA PARDUS KOTIYA
A.K.A the Sri Lankan Leopard
– In recent news, you may have heard of a stray leopard that has attacked several residents at a tea estate in Dickoya, Hatton. First attacking a woman in the area and then four others who had attempted to save the woman. Continue reading “PANTHERA PARDUS KOTIYA”
The Banham zoo at Norfolk in England is celebrating the birth of two rare and endangered Sri Lankan leopard cubs which were born in September to Sariska and her mate Mias.The cubs are now almost four months old, having had their veterinary checks and vaccinations they have been identified as two females.
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Only the Big 3?
Sri Lanka has earned a significant reputation for it’s not so elusive leopard in the recent past, being the only place on earth right now where sightings of the elusive leopards can be done without a major effort. Sadly with this ( due to lack of processes, policies and lack of understanding / education ) the situation can be widely abused affecting the very species that bring the visitors much thrill and excitement.
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The two primary tribes of mammal carnivores in the world are cats and dogs. Both species are well adapted for meat eating life in the wild. Tourists on Big Game Safari’s in Udawalawe, Sri Lanka are usually very keen to catch a glimpse of Sri Lankan leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) which is the largest member of the local cat family, also known as felids. However, the only representative of the Canidae family, apart from domestic dogs in Sri Lanka, is the Golden Jackal (Canis aureus). Continue reading “Only Sri Lankan representative of wild canids”
April is always beautiful and cheerful, because it’s like spring in Europe. Many trees out in the jungle are laden down with fragrant and beautiful flowers. We were playing host to new clients from the United State of America. This was their first experience of camping and going on safari, which they had decided to do on their honeymoon. Mahoora Camp Manager Mr. Ossi de Silva gave them a very warm welcome and then they were escorted to the Mahoora Elite tent. Continue reading “A Luxury Ride with Mom”