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Maha Wewa Female 1 - MHWF 1

Locations of sightings

Maha Wewa, Thammanna Wala to Maha Wewa

First Sighting

4th September 2021 at 7.05am

  • ( One of the two female cubs of the firt litter of Thammanna Wala Female 2 THWF 2))

     4th September 2021 at 7.05am one Leopard at Maha Wewa. N 08.37500, E 080.12736

    We drove down to Maha Wewa and spotted a female leopard lying on a small earth bund by the side of the road. She was quite relaxed and allowed us to get some good images. After about 10 minutes she stretched herself and walked behind the vehicle and moved into the forest. Later upon examination of her spot pattern I was quite pleased to note that this is one of the two female cubs of the first litter of Thammanna Wala Female 2 (THWF 2) that I had listed under Leopards of Wilpattu – Guest section as Maha Wewa Leopard 1. Even though I had records of her from July 2018 this is my first sighting of this elusive female. I had received images of this female with a cub in February 2021 but there was no record of the cub since then. Considering the first records of this cat I estimated her age to be around 5 years and 2 months now. I named it Maha Wewa Female 1 with the code MHWF 1.

  • Maha Wewa Female 1-MHWF 1 - 4th September 2021 at 7.05am Maha Wewa Female 1-MHWF 1 - 4th September 2021 at 7.05am Maha Wewa Female 1-MHWF 1 - 4th September 2021 at 7.05am Maha Wewa Female 1-MHWF 1 - 4th September 2021 at 7.05am