One of the best places in the world, to spot a Leopard in the wild would be at the Yala National Park of Sri Lanka. The Yala National Park is the most visited and the second largest national park in Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan Leopard is the largest cat species found in Sri Lanka, and they are the apex predator in Sri Lanka. Scientifically known as Panthera pardus kotiya, this magnificent and mighty cat is classified as an endangered species, and is listed in the Sri Lanka National Red List, also globally by the IUCN.
Sri Lanka has the highest density of Leopards in the world are in Block 1 of Yala National Park, but it still requires a large element of patience and luck to see one, as they are nocturnal predators. Yala National Park is divided into five blocks, the most popular section would be block 1, as it is believed to have more than 40 Leopards residing there.
Although Yala is famous for viewing Leopards, it’s worth knowing that there are over 44 mammals – which includes elephants, Sloth Bear, and 215 different bird species including 6 endemic species of Sri Lanka.
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