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Leopards of Wilpattu
Leopards of Wilpattu
Leopards of Wilpattu
Leopards of Wilpattu
Leopards of Wilpattu

★ Kalagedi Bokkuwa Male 1 - KBMC 1

Locations of sightings

Kalagedi Bokkuwa Glade, Thammanna Wala Glade, Thammanna Wala

First Sighting

16th September 2012 at 6.10am.

  • 4th August 2013 at 5.28pm. As expected KBMC 1 arrived at the water hole. N 8.353283, E 80.116983
    It crossed the Maha Wewa road ahead of my vehicle. A male Ceylon Junglefowl that was drinking water flew on to a lower branch of a tree and started to make its alarm call. The leopard walked to the edge of the water where the Junglefowl had been and started to drink. It drank for 12 minutes permitting me to get some good photos. I spent approximately 6 hours yesterday and 7 hours today at this water hole waiting for a leopard and was pleased as my patience paid off. (With guide podi Danushka)
  • Kalagedi Bokkuwa Male 1-KBMC 1 - 4th August 2013 at 5.28pm. Kalagedi Bokkuwa Male 1-KBMC 1 - 4th August 2013 at 5.28pm. Kalagedi Bokkuwa Male 1-KBMC 1 - 4th August 2013 at 5.28pm. Kalagedi Bokkuwa Male 1-KBMC 1 - 4th August 2013 at 5.28pm.
  • 4th August 2013 at 4.35pm. Danushka was informed of a leopard close to the glade beyond Kalagedi Bokkuwa. N 8.358417, E 80.109100
    Having arrive we spotted the leopard about 20 feet inside the forest. It was KBMC 1. After about 5 minutes the young leopard moved in the direction of the glade. I reversed the vehicle and parked at a distance with the glade in full view. The leopard emerged from the forest briefly permitting me to take a few photographs and continued to walk to the right through the jungle. We observed that its belly was full thus expected it to walk to Thammanna Wala about a kilometer as it is the only water hole close to this locality. (With guide podi Danushka)
  • Kalagedi Bokkuwa Male 1-KBMC 1 - 4th August 2013 at 4.35pm. Kalagedi Bokkuwa Male 1-KBMC 1 - 4th August 2013 at 4.35pm. Kalagedi Bokkuwa Male 1-KBMC 1 - 4th August 2013 at 4.35pm. Kalagedi Bokkuwa Male 1-KBMC 1 - 4th August 2013 at 4.35pm.
  • 3rd August 2013 at 4.31pm. One sub adult male leopard Thammanna Wala Pitiya. N 8.356117, E 80.115283
    It was KBMC 1. The leopard had been out in the open at the edge of the glade and had moved in to the forest with the arrival of the vehicles. After about 10 minutes it moved ahead of the vehicles made a low growl and ran across the road on to the opposite side. I had photographed this leopard on the 12th September 2012. (With guide podi Danushka)
  • Kalagedi Bokkuwa Male 1-KBMC 1 - 3rd August 2013 at 4.31pm. Kalagedi Bokkuwa Male 1-KBMC 1 - 3rd August 2013 at 4.31pm.
  • 16th September 2012 at 6.10am. Having entered the park by 6.00 am we came upon two subadult leopards at the glade to the left of the road about 25 meters from the culvert referred to as the Kalagedi Bokkuwa. N 8.357933, E 80.109633
    It was a female and a male. I named the female KBFC 1 & the male KBMC 1. (With Senehas and guide Dinesh)
  • Kalagedi Bokkuwa Male 1-KBMC 1 - 16th September 2012 at 6.10am. Kalagedi Bokkuwa Male 1-KBMC 1 - 16th September 2012 at 6.10am.