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Divulgas Mandiya Female 1 - DGMF 1

Locations of sightings

Divulgas Mandiya, Palu Kola Wala, Thammanna Wala

First Sighting

28th July 2017 at 6.00pm

  • 19th May 2019 at 5.22pm one Leopard at Palu Kola Wala. N 08.36338, E 080.10069

    It was a female and was lying down on the bund across the water body. I hurriedly got a few images and left to reach the park entrance by 6 pm. The Leopard was Divulgas Mandiya Female 1 (DGMF 1). (With Guide Tissa Ratnayake)

  • Divulgas Mandiya Female 1-DGMF 1 - 19th May 2019 at 5.22pm Divulgas Mandiya Female 1-DGMF 1 - 19th May 2019 at 5.22pm
  • 27th July 2018 at 6.30am one Leopard at Palu Kola Wala. N 08.36354, E 080.09956

     The female leopard was seated on the bund and moved on to the large concrete culvert and lied down on the same. It was a very brief sighting of about 10 minutes as she moved in to the forest upon the arrival of the second vehicle. Later the examination of its spot pattern revealed that this is the Divulgas Mandiya Female 1 (DGMF 1). (With Guide Tissa Ratnayake)

  • Divulgas Mandiya Female 1-DGMF 1 - 27th July 2018 at 6.30am Divulgas Mandiya Female 1-DGMF 1 - 27th July 2018 at 6.30am Divulgas Mandiya Female 1-DGMF 1 - 27th July 2018 at 6.30am
  • 30th July 2017 at 6.20am one Leopard at Divulgas Mandiya. N 08.35962, E 080.10841
    The Leopard was lying at the edge of the water hole. She remained for about two minutes and walked in to the forest upon the arrival of a second vehicle. Upon examining the spot pattern I noted that this is the Divulgas Mandiya Female 1 (DGMF 1). ( with Guide Tissa Rarnayake)

  • Divulgas Mandiya Female 1-DGMF 1 - 30th July 2017 at 6.20am Divulgas Mandiya Female 1-DGMF 1 - 30th July 2017 at 6.20am Divulgas Mandiya Female 1-DGMF 1 - 30th July 2017 at 6.20am Divulgas Mandiya Female 1-DGMF 1 - 30th July 2017 at 6.20am Divulgas Mandiya Female 1-DGMF 1 - 30th July 2017 at 6.20am Divulgas Mandiya Female 1-DGMF 1 - 30th July 2017 at 6.20am
  • 28th July 2017 at 6.00pm one Leopard at Divulgas Mandiya. N 08.35962, E 080.10841
    A number of vehicles were parked at this location as leopards have been seen at this locality during the past few days in the evenings. At 5.55pm we spotted a leopard behind some foliage. It appeared to be a young female and did not move in to the open. After a few minutes the leopard moved back in to the forest. I managed to get a few images of the animal and having examined the images estimated its age to be around 1 year and six months. This is my first sighting of this animal and I named it Divulgas Mandiya Female 1 (DGMF 1). ( with Guide Tissa Rarnayake)

  • Divulgas Mandiya Female 1-DGMF 1 - 28th July 2017 at 6.00pm Divulgas Mandiya Female 1-DGMF 1 - 28th July 2017 at 6.00pm