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“Who does she think she is?”

A female Sri Lankan Leopard is on a rant

“I slapped the spots off of her the last time and she still hasn’t learnt her lesson. Cleopatra! Hah. She thinks she’s a queen, well I’ll show her who’s the queen - me, the Lady of Manikrala Uraniya! I’m the fastest leopard this side of the Uraniya Plains and the deadliest deer hunter too. I’m also the hottest, with the shiniest coat and the most rosettes! My mate, the big boy of Nelumwila always tells me that, so that’s what’s up. Just because Cleo is a little younger than me, she thinks she can put the moves on my mate. Well that little hussy better learn to stick to her Kumbuk Wila territory or else…!”

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“She’s even started being more nocturnal, just so she can “run in” to my mate because he likes hunting at night. Homewrecker! All the other females do their hunting during the day because they were brought up well. But not Cleo. Why would she do that? She even goes around telling other animals that the cubs she had are with my mate. You know what? The cubs do look a bit like him. Maybe after I smack her around again, I’ll have a chat with handsome Mr. Nelumwila. In fact, I think I will go find him now and see what he’s up to!”

Story of the Photo

Heading out from the Mahoora Tented Safari Camp in Wilpattu on an afternoon safari, Dilum got some great sightings, one of which was the Manikrala Uraniya Female (MRUF 1). She recently had a spat with Cleopatra and seemed to be plotting another attack whilst lying in the shade.




Much more than just a great place to stay

"Thanks to our guide Avinka we had five great safaris staying four nights just after reopening this February. The staff made us feel so very welcome during the entire stay.

The safaries are just wonderful, and having a great guide in your vehicle makes a big difference. Avinka can spot animals you would never see and we were even lucky enough to sight leopards on the trees, close to our vehicle, and also running through the field. The wildlife is so exciting that you will have a great experience even if you don‘t see any leopards. We also had a great driver, which is essential if you drive through difficult territory. You are being taken care of the entire time, so even for those who do safaris for the first time, you will always feel safe.

The camp itself is very comfortable, you get everything you can think of, and on top of the great food being served with so much attention and friendliness. You also get wonderful vegetarian and vegan options. They put on bonfires at night, which makes it unforgettable.
When booking and making plans, you get great support from the headquarters, even if it gets difficult since you have to change your plans.
The best thing what can happen to you at the end of a vacation is when you are a bit sad to leave the place, having experienced something to remember forever, and the team does everything for this to happen. Thank you so much"

Axel S wrote, Traveled with family
January 2021

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