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Sri Lanka

2000-2013

SRI LANKA Year 2000- 2013

The two oldest, biggest and most bio diverse National Parks in Sri Lanka are Yala and Wilpattu. Yala was designated as a reserve in the year 1900 by the British Colonial Government under the Forest Ordinance and was later elevated to a National Park on 1st March 1938 after the[…]

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World Leopard Park

During my visit to YNP from the 1st to 3rd of June 2011, I covered three morning and three afternoon visits to the park, where I experienced a record sighting of 15 leopards. 5 of them were cubs under one year, 2 at Rukwila rock, two on the Akasha Chaitya[…]

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New Arrivals in Danger

I was back at Yala on the afternoon of the 7th of October, hoping to see the leopard cubs again. At around 2.45 pm, we were at the spot where one could see the cave at a distance of about 200 meters from the vehicle. I was seated inside the[…]

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New Arrivals

There had been sightings of three tiny leopard cubs at Rukwila, outside of a cave on the Patanangala rock by a jeep driver who visits the park frequently with tourists. This message went to many keen wild life enthusiasts including me. I was at the park on 30th September 2010[…]

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Leopard in the Air

My wife and I sighted seven leopards and one cub (4 months old by guess) during this trip to the park and I was lucky to capture a few good images of four leopards of which two are males. One male was spotted on a rock on the Jamburagala-Gonagala Road[…]

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Yala National Park

With the end to the mindless violence perpetrated by the LTTE after the outfit was militarily defeated and the leadership exterminated in May 2009, the visitors to YNP in particular have increased exponentially. With no limits enforced on the number of visitors to the park, the numbers have reached absurd[…]