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I am a Rinshi Beast and I must destroy the Power Rangers!

“Honey wake up, wake up, you’re not a Rinshi whatever, you’re an Indian Pangolin living in Sri Lanka and what’s more, you’re scaring Junior!”

Mama: Ooh I had the strangest dream. I was fighting these weird humans called Power Rangers and I was giant sized, fearless and I had all these superpowers!

Papa: *chuckles* This is what happens when you go to sleep on an empty stomach. Tell you what, I found a nice termite mound not too far from here. Why don’t you tell Junior and me all about it while we grab some breakfast?

Mama: Alright, but did you scope out the route to make sure that no predators are around? Junior hasn’t quite perfected the art of rolling up into a tight armoured ball like we do to protect himself.

Papa: All sorted, there’s plenty of cover. He can ride on your back like he always does.


Fun Facts

Junior: Dad, dad, dad! Look how far my tongue rolls out!

Dad: Haha yes and it’s only going to get longer son. We Pangolins have tongues that are longer than our torsos. Makes it easier to get that juicy fat termite hiding deep in that burrow!

Junior: Ok dad, I’m done eating. Can I climb that tall tree now? You promised I could after breakfast.

Dad: Alright, just for a bit, but then you come right down and snuggle up in the burrow ok?

Junior: Cool, thanks dad!


Story of the Picture

These shy creatures prefer a quiet environment, such as the ones around the Mahoora Camps in YalaMahoora Camps in Yala or Udawalawe. But, surprisingly, this Indian Pangolin couple was spotted by wildlife photographer Kushan Jayasundara, quite close to a populated area, near his ancestral home in Udugama, in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. 



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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