Walas Wala 3:3 Female (2019)

[Walas = bear, Wala = waterhole]

Walas Wala 3:3 female was born in late 2019, with her brother, the Walas Wala 2:3 male. They were first seen and photographed in December 2019, at Aluth Pāra. Their mother is the Warahana 2:2 female 2 and this is her second litter.

After the heavy rains in December, their mother took them towards Alikatupalassa and in February 2020, they were seen around that area. In July 2020, the siblings were seen around New Road.

In August 2020, they were frequently seen at Gal Mandiya of the New Road and at Walas Wala. By this time, she had lost her left ear completely, which seemed like it was the handiwork of another leopard.

By 9th September 2020, she looked very weak due to the infection caused by the torn ear, which looked very bad. She barely moved when she was spotted (Sighting at Walas Wala). Veterinary Doctors from the Wildlife Office tried to treat her on the same day but she managed to escape and that was her last sighting. It is fair enough, even though it is quite a predicament, to assume that she is dead due to her untreated infection.




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