L E O P O C O N
What is LEOPOCON
A nonprofit organisation in Sri Lanka, devoted exclusively for the conservation of Sri Lankan leopards and their ecosystems
We aspire to conserve the Sri Lankan Leopard and thereby secure its future in the country’s various landscapes
Utilize human resources and methods for awareness raising, education and research to safeguard the country’s apex predator
The Sri Lankan leopard occurs in all habitats throughout the island. Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park is recognized as having the highest density of wild leopards in the world. In one area of the Park, it is reported that there is one leopard per square kilometer, an incredibly high number compared to anywhere else in the world.
Reports indicate that between 500 – 1000 leopards reside in the wild in Sri Lanka. Like all other leopards, Sri Lankan leopards are highly nocturnal creatures. The leopard is colloquially known as kotiya (Sinhalese: කොටියා) and chiruthai (Tamil: சிறுத்தை).