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Cat got your tongue, amongst other body parts?

Yala National Park

Fun Facts

The Sri Lankan Leopard is the largest leopard in the world (mostly a polite way of saying ‘fat’), due to being the king of the jungle here! A true gentle-cat, leopards communicate with each other through distinctive calls; when a male wants to make another leopard aware of his presence, he’ll make a hoarse, raspy cough – a leopard version of our ‘ahem ahem’! They also growl when angry and, like your pet cat Snowball, purr when happy and relaxed.

 

Did you know?

A stealthy and graceful nocturnal hunter, the leopard stalks its prey, quickly pounces, and kills by suffocation. Small prey are killed with a bite on the back of the neck, and larger animals are held and strangled by the throat – probably the defining difference between Snowball the cat and Lucus the leopard!


Whereabouts

The best known locations to find leopards in their natural habitat are Yala National Park and Wilpattu National Park. In Sri Lanka's central hills, leopards have been recorded in forest patches, tea estates and plantations.

 

 

 

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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