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a carnivorous cat for adoption ? A Sri Lankan Leopard (panthera pardus kotiya) in Wilpattu National Park Geotagged,Panthera pardus kotiya,Sri Lanka,Sri Lankan Leopard,Winter,cats,leopard,nature,wildlife,wilpattu Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. I was there only a few months ago, never got this close though! Here's my set:

    Posted 5 years ago
    1. He "Natta" came pretty close this time. We stayed there for two nights and saw this guy thrice. Apparently he had killed a wild bow and was still enjoying it for a couple of days.
      Thanks for sharing your's. I'll post more pics of the trip shortly.
      Posted 5 years ago

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The Sri Lankan Leopard is a leopard subspecies native to Sri Lanka. Classified as ''Endangered'' by IUCN, the population is believed to be declining due to numerous threats including poaching for trade and human-leopard conflicts.

This subspecies is colloquially known as Kotiya in Sinhala and Siruththai in Tamil .

Similar species: Carnivorans
Species identified by Chamith Siriwardena
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By Chamith Siriwardena

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Uploaded Feb 3, 2015. Captured Feb 1, 2015 08:35 in Kukulkatuwa Road, Sri Lanka.
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO2000
  • 600mm