Sri Lankan leopard cub in the fork of a tree (Panthera pardus kotiya)

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Yala National Park lies along the semi arid south-eastern coast and is Sri Lanka's most popular leopard park. The Sri Lankan leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) is a subspecies native to Sri Lanka. Classified as endangered the decline is due to threats from poaching and human-leopard conflicts. The Sri Lankan leopard hunts like other leopards, silently stalking its prey until it is within striking distance where it unleashes a burst of speed to quickly pursue and pounce on its victim. Leopards are the most widespread feline and they can be found in Africa, India, Sri Lanka,China, Korea and Siberia
Location: Yala National Park Sri Lanka