Leopard Watching

The Sri Lankan leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) is a leopard subspecies native to Sri Lanka and listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List. The wild population is roughly estimated at 700–950 individuals as of 2015. The Sri Lankan Leopard is able to survive in most habitats and is distributed throughout the island both within protected areas and outside the protected. They are most frequently found in the dry zone, evergreen forests, scrub jungle, rainforests, and wet zone intermediate forests. The best place for leopard sighting is the Yala National Park, which is known to have the highest recorded densities of leopards in the world and the Wilpattu National Park.

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