Leopard - Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Leopards | Panthera Pardus Kotiya

The Sri Lankan leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) is a subspecies of the leopard that is exclusive to Sri Lanka. It was discovered in 1956 by Sri Lankan biologist Paules Edward Pieris Deraniyagala, who published the first description of it. The Sri Lankan leopard has been designated as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 2020, […]

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Fishing Cat Sri Lanka

Fishing Cat | Sri Lanka

About Fishing Cat Not to be confused with the fisher (animal), a mustelid that is occasionally referred to as a “fishing cat,” nor with the Van cat, a landrace of domestic cat that is frequently referred to as the “swimming cat.” South and Southeast Asia are home to the fishing cat, which is a medium-sized […]

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Golden Palm Civet

Golden Palm Civet | Sri Lanka

About Golden Palm Civet This palm civet (Paradoxurus zeylonensis) is unique to Sri Lanka and is one of the world’s most endangered animals. In accordance with the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List, it is classified as Vulnerable. In Sri Lanka’s hill country, its distribution is badly fragmented, and the extent and quality […]

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The Flying Squirrel | Sri Lanka

Travancore | The Flying Squirrel | Sri Lanka

What is Travancore? Pettinomys Fuscocapillus, also known as the Travancore flying squirrel, is a species of flying squirrel that may be found in South India and Sri Lanka. It is also known as the tiny flying squirrel. Travancore flying squirrels were considered to be extinct until they were rediscovered in Kerala in 1989 after a […]

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Sri Lankan Sloth Bear

Sloth Bear | Asia | Sri Lanka

What is Sloth Bear? Bear! Some may be terrified by the mere mention of the word, but many are unaware that this magnificent creature is on the verge of extinction in Sri Lanka, with its numbers having been drastically reduced, its habitats having been decimated, and the hand of man having been firmly turned against […]

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Purple-faced Langur Sri Lanka

Purple-faced Langur | Sri Lanka

The purple-faced langur (Semnopithecus vetulus), sometimes known as the purple-faced leaf monkey, is a species of Old World monkey that is only found in Sri Lanka and is one of the most endangered primates on the planet. An arboreal species with a long tail, the animal is distinguished by its predominantly brown appearance, dark face […]

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Tufted Gray Langur | Sri Lanka

It is divided into two subspecies: Semnopithecus Priam Priam, which lives in India, and Semnopithecus Priam Thersites, which lives in Sri Lanka. When it comes to the evolution of these two subspecies, there are two competing theories. Some believe that Semnopithecus Priam descended from the subspecies Semnopithecus Vetulus Philbricki, which is the ancestor of the […]

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