A letter (reproduced today…….. https://thuppahis.com/2022/11/13/aussie-tourists-give-thumbs-up-for-tourist-scene-in-sri-lanka-today/#more-67980) from an Australian couple presents a Warm Thumbs-up for the Sri Lankan tourist industry today. …. Yes, TODAY. It should perhaps be evaluated in conjunction with a ground-breaking documentary on Sri Lankan leopards by the highly qualified Thivanka Rukshan Perera which is being aired by National Geographic at present (November 2022). This type of encounter, of course, is hard to come by – but Thivanka himself will be envious of the local tourist who watched and snapped a couple of leopards coupling in the wide-open spaces of a wild-life track.
The air of smug post-coitus satisfaction on the male leopard’s face AFTER the event is, truly, a sight to behold.
This series of snaps surely outranks the series depicting a leopard basking in joy after a “meal” [aka kill] in the wide-open spaces of Kumana — also a rare event snapped by Dushy Perera with one Michael Roberts watching in awe beside him. Just take this all in …………………………. https://thuppahis.com/2014/04/13/a-sated-leopard-in-sleepy-satisfaction-at-kumana/ …. For those unfamiliar with Sri Lanka, let me note that KUMANA is on the southeastern corner of the island and is approached usualy from Arugam Bay. It is, therefore, north of Yala which must be the venue for thc cavorting pair of leopards we wee above.
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