Sri Lankan Leopard

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Sri Lanka is home to a population of around 800 leopards who roam in a range of habitats from open savannah to rainforests. They are carnivores, usually hunting at night for a variety of prey including wild boar, deer, and birds. They will often carry prey high up a tree to keep it away from other predators. They can live up to 12 years in the wild but almost double that in captivity and their black spots are a unique pattern to each cat. On the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species, the Sri Lankan leopard is listed as vulnerable.