Sri Lankan Wilderness : Here we go!

Sri Lankan Wilderness : Here we go!

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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Only Sri Lankan representative of wild canids

Only Sri Lankan representative of wild canids

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”

A Luxury Ride with Mom

A Luxury Ride with Mom

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”

The reality behind the ravings

The reality behind the ravings

I returned to the Mahoora Yala campsite after a successful morning safari in the Yala National Park around 11.00a.m. on 02/01/2016.It was a very busy time for all the staff members as we had so many guests with us. Meanwhile, our former camp manager Mr. Nandakumara and staff member Sagara informed us about an unusual struggle and ravings in the near by park area. Continue reading “The reality behind the ravings”