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Sri Lankan Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya)

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Leopard attempts to hunt 300 + kg Sambar stag.

Unfortunately, the Sambar spots the Leopard, and runs off.

Had the Leopard gone undetected, we could have seen a Leopard taking down this massive Ungulate in action.




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Here's a similar scenario




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Harshal Malvankar-Black Panther of Sri Lanka
Video Recieved on whatsapp as black panther was captured at Sri Lanka . Don't have any further details on incident tho.
If anyone has it , do share
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This leopard was rescued from a snare a few days ago. Here's full footage:





After the capture:





However, a little later it turned out he eventually succumbed to his wounds:

"The rare dark-furred leopard that was rescued by wildlife officials from a hunters’ snare earlier this week died this morning after three days of treatment. Department of Wildlife Conversation (DWC) officials, under whose care the seven-year-old black panther was said to be recovering, have yet to determine the exact cause of death.

The wounded leopard was found and rescued on May 26 at the Lakshapana Estate in Nallathanniya, Hatton, and was later transported to the Randenigala Veterinary Hospital for treatment.

Initial examinations performed by Dr Malaka Abeyratne of the Udawalawa Department of Wildlife Conservation had revealed that the snare had heavily damaged the leopard’s neck area."

https://economynext.com/rescued-black-leopard-dies-wildlife-officials-yet-to-determine-cause-of-death-70489/


It's most likely the black panther they discovered a few months ago, which I posted in this thread too:

Quote:‘Sri Lankan Black Panther’ rediscovered in forests of Adam’s Peak

...The wildlife department, which is currently engaging in an islandwide survey on Sri Lankan panthers, recently discovered evidence of the Sri Lankan black panther’s existence. The wildlife department installed a number of remote motion-sensing cameras in places believed to have been the Black Panther’s roaming, on the 26th of October one of these cameras was able to catch footage of the animal that was believed to be extinct.


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https://www.newsfirst.lk/2020/01/19/sri-lankan-black-panther-rediscovered-in-forests-of-adams-peak/
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yea..was gonna post that but he's a big boy though..looks like he was also fighting with another male those scratches and cuts on his body @Luipaard
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(06-01-2020, 04:31 PM)Rage2277 Wrote: yea..was gonna post that but he's a big though..looks like he was also fighting with another male those scratches and cuts on his body @Luipaard

Could be scars from previous snares as well who knows. I also read something about an old gunshot wound that already got healed? No matter what happened to him it's just sad. Such a beautiful specimen...

Apparently another Sri Lankan leopard got rescued from a snare too:



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Julius male of Yala
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Lucas making a Chital Kill



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According to the BBC the sri lankan leopard is the top predator in Sri lanka.
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New male spotted at Rukwila, Yala National Park

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Number - YM55
Sex - Male
Frequently seen areas - Block 1
Rukvila area
Nick name - Chandi / චන්ඩි
First recorded - 2020

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