Lōlugas Wala 4:3 Male (2018)
[Lolu = Glue berry/Indian cherry (Cordia dichotoma), Gas = Tree, Wala = Waterhole]
Lōlugas Wala 4:3 male was first seen in November 2018 as a very young cub with his brother, the Lolugas Wala 2:2 male, and sister, the Lolugas Wala 3:4 female. Their mother is the Siyambalagas Wala 3:3 female and this is her fourth known litter.
They were seen around Ūraniya Road, Debaragas Wala, Lōlugas Wala, Palugas Wala 1&2, Siyambalagas Wala, Welmalkema, and Kotigala.
By January 2020, this male had a wound on the left side of his neck but he recovered quickly. By mid-2020, he started to explore new areas that were away from his mother’s territory.
This male was seen at Gōnagala Wewa in September 2020 and he moved back to Kotigala in October 2020. On the 20th of October, there was a sighting of this male together with the dominant Weli Āra 2:2 male, on Kotigala. It was interesting to observe the dominant Weli Āra 2:2 male tolerating this young male in close proximity.
He returned to Gōnagala Wewa again in November and December 2020. This male was seen several times around the Idhdha Gala area with the dominant Rathmal Wala 4:5 male and once with the Padi Kema 3:3 male as well. In the first half of 2021, he was mostly seen around Galalukada Wewa and Sathmaga areas.