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Leopards of Tissa

Listed under Safari in Sri Lanka.

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There really only one reason travelers stop at the dusty town of Tissa in Sri Lanka, and that’s to see leopards.

Yala is a large national park (378 Sq. miles) that is the pride and joy of Sri Lanka. It’s filled with peacocks, lizards, water buffalo, exotic birds, elephants and leopards. Of course – the big draw for tourism were the elephants and leopards.

We drove through the maze of dirt roads that only a 4×4 could make it through. Our guide spotted crocodiles, birds, water buffalo, owls, lizards, and wild chickens. All quite interesting, but no leopard. Then after a call on the radio our guide clearly sped up as if he were on a mission. I immediately thought…leopard! 

Read more on Sherry's blog.

Written by  Sherry Ott.

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