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Wildlife Sightings at Jetwing Vil Uyana – November 2016

– BIRDS – Indian Cormorant Little Cormorant Darter Spot-billed Pelican Yellow Bittern Black Bittern Indian Pond Heron Cattle Egret Little Egret Intermediate Egret Large Egret Asian Openbill Stork Woolly Necked Stork Brahminy Kite White-bellied Fish Eagle Indian Peafowl White-breasted Waterhen… Continue Reading →

Biodiversity Checklist of Jetwing St. Andrew’s

Towering over 1,884 meters above sea level and cradled amidst mist-covered mountains of the central hills massif of Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, lies Jetwing St. Andrew’s (Latitude- 6.979587 Longitude-80.763823). A model wetland was designed and developed at this hotel to… Continue Reading →

Rusty Spotted Cat

What is a Rusty Spotted Cat? Rusty Spotted Cat (Prionailurus rubiginosns) is the smallest wild cat in Sri Lanka. Where do they live? They are distributed in India and Sri Lanka. They mainly occur in moist and dry forests as… Continue Reading →

Sri Lankan Leopard sighted at Horton Plains

Photos and Text – Ishanda Senevirathna, Naturalist – Jetwing St. Andrew’s The Sri Lankan leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya) is subspecies native to Sri Lanka and is the only large mammalian predator in the country. The Sri Lankan leopard is classified… Continue Reading →

Protecting the Young: Babies of Grey Slender Loris

by Chaminda Jayasekera, Resident Naturalist of Jetwing Vil Uyana Like the other primates, the mothers carry their young under their abdomen (belly) areas. Also they carry the young on their backs, as well. As the young grow up, they could… Continue Reading →

A Rare Sight Indeed – The Loris of Sri Lanka

by Chaminda Jayasekera, Resident Naturalist of Jetwing Vil Uyana There is a proverb used generally amongst village communities; “For the Loris its offspring is a gem.” This proverb refers to the loving nature of one of the country’s rarest animals… Continue Reading →

Jetwing Vil Uyana opens a ‘Loris Information Centre’, the first of its kind in Sri Lanka

Loris’s are Sri Lanka’s mystical creatures of the night with their large bulging eyes and tiny limbs. They are the subjects of many tales that have been retold over the centuries. Hidden in the scrub-forested habitats of Sri Lanka’s dry… Continue Reading →

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