The Sri Lankan Leopard also known as the Panthera pardus kotiya is a Leopard species endemic to Sri Lanka. Though it has been listed on the endangered species red list of IUCN in 2008, there has been a gradual growth in the population of the Sri Lankan Leopard which is now estimated to be at over 800.Though known to be slightly smaller than their Indian Leopard cousins , it has also be noted that the Sri Lanka Leopard has slowly evolved to become larger in size. As solitary hunters, these magnificent beasts can be frequently spotted at Willpattu , Yala , Kumana National Parks. A more furry and slightly larger in size group reside in the cooler hills of Sri Lanka , specially in Horton Plains or Knuckles range. Sightings are very rare. The best way to spot the Sri Lankan Leopard are through full day or half day safari’s and booking camping sites inside or bordering the National Parks.