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The lean feline; the Jungle Cat

Wilpattu National Park

Lesser-known facts

Once again, similar to other cats, Jungle Cats too can climb trees. Similar to other felines, they utilize not only their sight and hearing during their hunts, but also their strong sense of smell and they tend to sway from side to side while they run. Jungle Cats mostly hunt for rodents, frogs, birds, hares, squirrels, juvenile wild pigs as well as reptiles including turtles and snakes.

Where to find them 

Jungle cats are found in plenty across Egypt through Southwestern Asia and in the Indian subcontinent. In Egypt, these cats prefer to live in swampy grounds and reed beds, whilst in India, they prefer woodlands, open plains, grasslands, agricultural crops and scrubs. The Jungle Cats living in Sri Lanka can be found in dry arid shrub jungles as well as in thousand meter high mountainous forests. 

Fun facts

Like most other cats, jungle Cats hunt by stalking and ambushing their prey - using reeds and tall grass as their cover during the process. They are adept at leaping, and at times attempt to catch birds that are in mid-flight. Although these cats can run up to a speed of 32 kilometers per hour, they rarely pursue prey which escapes their initial pounce.




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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