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Estate workers yesterday (05) found a mysteriously dead leopard in a shrub jungle in the Unifield Estate in Hatton. It was a well grown leopard of about 5ft long 3ft in height which is of a species unique in Sri Lanka.


During the recent past, several leopards of this species were found killed by death traps. The Hatton Police is investigating and said they have informed the Wildlife officials about the dead leopard. Pic Ranjith Rajapakse

 

 

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  • Premalal Monday, 06 June 2016 09:58 AM

    It is time that we breed some this kind in captivity, lest we loose them forever preyed on by the most evil of the kind "man"

    Damita Monday, 06 June 2016 09:36 PM

    When was the last time a leopard killed anyone, they are hardly a threat

    lkboy Monday, 06 June 2016 11:48 AM

    Maybe it died of natural causes?

    Save the SL Leopards Monday, 06 June 2016 12:07 PM

    This is the 2nd or 3rd incident of this kind to happen in Hatton this year. I presume poisoned? Shouldn't be difficult for the Police to track down the culprit(s) if it is happening in the same estate...

    Axehead Monday, 06 June 2016 12:40 PM

    Don't worry, whilst the wildlife in the jungle is depleting, the wild life at Diyanwanne Oya will always remain at 225

    Jaja-Hatton Monday, 06 June 2016 01:24 PM

    It's Youlifield Hatton. It's our home town. Do you want people to be killed?

    Bob Sunday, 05 June 2016 08:29 PM

    Who'll kill such species ?? Don't people have hearts or why are people acting like animals in Sri Lanka .?? It's a pity

    Diogened Sunday, 05 June 2016 08:37 PM

    Very sad end. If the poor fellow had gone to an Asapuwa, the monk would have looked after him!

    AA Sunday, 05 June 2016 09:40 PM

    Killed for the skin is it?

    Srikanth Monday, 06 June 2016 04:04 AM

    Please we kindly request take proper action to save this species.

    Ravindra Saparamadu Monday, 06 June 2016 04:29 AM

    It is so unfortunate that wild life Dept and all Ministers who are appointed to wild life have no sense of responsibility to contain these senseless killing of great animals. Not a single law had been amended or brought forward by any Minister to protect the wild life of Sri Lanka.Very soon we will a country without wild life

    Ceylonese Monday, 06 June 2016 06:23 AM

    It is a shame to see the wanton destruction of rare wild life in Sri Lanka in recent times. Nobody seems to care for these innocent creatures whose habitat have been taken over by man to build houses, roads, cricket stadiums, airports etc.


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