The wildlife, including an elusive big cat, eventually come out to play in Yala National Park, writes Stephanie Holmes.

The guides are very excited about the shady patch under the large tree across the watering hole but we're not convinced. They tell us it's a leopard, one of only 33 living in Sri Lanka's Yala National Park, but from our distance, it's impossible to make out.

My camera has a reasonably impressive zoom and with a bit of trial and error, I find it. The unmistakable spotted fur, the giant paws at the end of lithe limbs, the long, powerful

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