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Panikkar villu Female 3 - PVFC 3

Locations of sightings

Panikkar villu

First Sighting

20th November 2018 at 9.45am

  • 20th November 2018 at 9.45am 2 Leopard cubs at Panikkar villu. N 08.39854, E 079.95776

    We drove from Nelum Wila and turned on to the Panikkar villu bungalow road. The two cubs were few feet off the road and moved quickly in to the forest. I managed to get a few images of one cub that was curious enough to look in our direction prior to moving in to the forest. I estimated their age to be around 3 - 4 months. This is my first sighting of this cub.  Even though I was not able to determine its sex during my sighting, this cub was photographed, on the 23rd November 2018, by Isuru Dayananda who kindly shared his images with me which enabled me to determine that it’s a female.  I named it Panikkar Villu Female 3 (PVFC 3). ( with guide Tissa Ratnayake)

  • Panikkar villu Female 3 -PVFC 3 - 20th November 2018 at 9.45am