Pangolins are insectivorous mammals confined to the Afro-tropical and Indo-Malayan regions. They are also known as ‘Scaly Anteaters’ because of their structure and food habits. These burrowing mammals predominantly feed on termites and ants. Pangolins are unique because their bodies are covered with tough, overlapping scales.
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As a pioneer in wildlife conservation in Sri Lanka Eco team actively supported another worthwhile conservation project “The SCAR small cat walk 2018”
3 team members of Eco Team Pvt Ltd participated in this noble course held on 17th Feb 2018 at Diyasaru Park, Thalawathugoda.
SCAR is a Non – Profit organization formed by two passionate young local researchers Mr. Ashan Thudugala and Ms. Anya Rathnayake from the University of Peradeniya. Both have done and currently are doing a tremendous amount of work to try and protect these elegant beasts in their natural habitat.
The Event started off with the Walk and was followed by an awareness session where guest speakers such as Dr Jim Sanderson, a world-renowned small cat expert, Dr Sriyanie Mittapala, a Sri Lankan Leopard expert, Dr Sagar Dahal, a small cat conservationist from Nepal and Mr. Ashan Thudugala conducted very informative and inspiring speeches.
Eco Team (Pvt) Ltd, which contributed actively to the Walk, will be launching a number of other projects along with SCAR to passionately play a role in conserving these truly magnificent animals.
For more information on SCAR please refer to https://scar.lk/
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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