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Cat family (family Felidae) members are prominent among carnivores in the zoo. Sri Lankan Leopard (Panthera pardus kotiya), African Lion (Panthera leo) and Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris) are the big cats found in the zoo.

Both orange and white Bengal Tigers could see here. The Sri Lankan leopard colloquially known as “Kotiya” and “Diviyā” in Sinhala, is a subspecies of leopard native to Sri Lanka and it is the country’s top predator. Fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus), Rusty spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus phillipsi) and Jungle cat (Felis chaus kelaarti) are the small indigenous cats found in the country and in the zoo as well.