Admission Prices Inc. Donation Exc. Donation
Adult £15.95 £14.50
Children (3-15 Years) £11.95 £10.85
Under 3's FREE FREE
Senior Citizen (65 Years+) £13.95 £12.65
Registered Disabled    
Child / Adult / Carer £7.95 £7.20

Opening times

We are open until

4PMtoday

Find us

Sat Nav: NR16 2HE, Kenninghall Road

View Map

Make

a donation

Find out more

Sri Lankan Leopard

Panthera pardus kotiya

Sri Lankan leopards are one of 9 subspecies of leopard and are part of the ‘big cat’ family. Their rosette-like black spots are a unique pattern to each individual.

measurements

Measurements

Size: Head-Body Length - 0.9 - 1.9m, Tail length - 60 – 110cm
Weight: 37 - 90kg

habitat

Habitat

As their name suggests, Sri Lankan leopards are native to the island of Sri Lanka. They are found in a range of habitats from open savannah to rainforests.

diet

Diet

Leopards are carnivores, usually hunting at night for a variety of prey including wild boar, deer and birds. They will often carry prey high up a tree to keep it away from other predators.

behaviour

Breeding

Leopards are solitary except for the breeding season. After a pregnancy of around 3 ½ months a litter of 2 to 6 cubs are born. They can live for up to 20 years.

threat

Conservation

Sri Lankan leopards are endangered in the wild through hunting for trade and also persecution as a pest. The current wild population is estimated at around 800 individuals. Although found in many protected areas, their population is still decreasing. These cats are part of a European Breeding Programme and Banham Zoo has been very successful with this species, being the first UK collection to breed Sri Lankan leopards.

Threat Level



Threat Level

Get to know more of our animals

 
 
Snow Leopard

Uncia uncia

 
 
Amur Tiger

Panthera tigris altaica

 
 
Pallas Cat

Otocolobus manul

 
 
Ocelot

Leopardus pardalis

View all our animals
Close Find us