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Leopards of Wilpattu

Boralu Wala Male 1 - BRWMC 1

Locations of sightings

Boralu Wala, Humbas Wala, Ibba Wala

First Sighting

15th April 2021 at 5.28pm

  • 15th April 2021 at 5.28pm one Leopard at Walas Wala. N 08.40781, E 080.04263

    It was a male cub and was lying on a branch of a “Palu” tree growing on the bank across Boralu Wala. After taking some images we left as we were already late to reach the park entrance on time. Upon examination of its spot pattern, I realized that this is the single surviving cub of the first litter of two cubs of Boralu Wala Female 2 (BRWFC 2) that I had been looking forward to seeing during my previous visits without any success. I had included this cub in the Leopards of Wilpattu - Guest section on my site under the name Humbas Wala Leopard 1. Having looked at the images sent to me by Hemantha Wimalasena on 14th November 2020 and 7th January 2021 I was able to determine the age of this cub to be around 7 - 8 months. This is my first sighting of this leopard. I named it Boralu Wala Male 1 with the code (BRWMC 1) for the purpose of my study.

  • Boralu Wala Male 1-BRWMC 1 - 15th April 2021 at 5.28pm Boralu Wala Male 1-BRWMC 1 - 15th April 2021 at 5.28pm Boralu Wala Male 1-BRWMC 1 - 15th April 2021 at 5.28pm