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

Herathhamy Wala Male 1 - HHWM 1

Locations of sightings

Herathhamy Wala, Panikka Villu, Kanjuran Villu

First Sighting

20th August 2016

  • 20TH August 2016 at 12.01pm one Leopard at Herathhamy Wala. N 08.49333, E 079.98961
    We spotted the leopard sleeping under the bushes at the edge of the water. During the three hours of observations the leopard moved its location on a few occasions but did not move out from under the bushes. It was a young male and I estimated the age to be around 1 year and 6 months.
    2.41pm the leopard stood up and walked to the edge of the water and had one sip of water before moving back in to the forest. I suspected that the mud at the edge of the water might have been too warm. This is my first sighting of this male and the 46th leopard I have photographed at the park so far. I named it Herathhamy Wala Male 1 (HHWM 1). (With guide Tissa Ratnayake)

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