Joey doesn’t share food!

Solitary by nature, this big guy can be nastier than Joey when it comes to sharing food. But unlike Joey, the leopard is not a sociable creature.  

Clearly the anti-sharing sentiment works for our feline friend, as he has grown to be one of the largest of his kind in the Wilpattu National Park. A teenager by leopard standards, this 4 year old has another trait similar to his TV counterpart - he is quite the ladies man and is often seen charming the spots off the opposite sex! The Nelumwila area has been his Central Perk for sometime, so you can almost ocertainly spot him if you head that way. But this young cat is just starting out, so expect to see him in other parts of the Park while you’re on safari as he grows his territory day by day.


Fun Facts

Unlike Joey, who was always hanging out with his friends, leopards are solitary by nature and not sociable creatures. But this top predator has one more trait in common with humans - soon after a big meal like this, he tends to amble off and find a nice big tree branch to fall asleep on. After all, who doesn’t like a nice nap after a good meal?


Story of the Photo

Sometimes, leopards take breaks from their meal, so spotting a half eaten carcass is almost as good as spotting the leopard itself, because you know it’s going to be back to finish it off! Photo ace Hasitha came across this carcass not too far from where the Mahoora Tented Safari Camp in Wilpattu is located, but had to wait a while for our slumbering “Joey” to turn up and finish what he started. The young leopard, however, was not too pleased at having an audience gawk at him while he ate, so he expressed his displeasure with a few angry growls and proceeded to drag his meal into the bush, but not before Hasitha got a few nice clicks in!



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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