At Yala National Park you find a very famous leopard that has been given the name “HAAMU”. In Wilpattu National Park we have our very own famous leopard that’s known by “NATTA”. This beautiful male leopard was bestowed this name upon due to the way he catches Land Monitors specifically by their tail. According to Mahoora Naturalist Saranga, he spotted this leopard in 2010, at the time he was at the Pannika Vila which is known to be his birthplace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Read more
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.