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Leopard Trail

One of Night Safari’s most popular trails,the Leopard Trail is where you will see the largest collection of wildlife indigenous to Southeast Asia, along with the small and medium-size cats of Asia. This trek also takes you through two spectacular walk-through habitats for an up-close encounter with some very special free-ranging animals that you might find flying and gliding right above you.


As the name of the trail suggests, you should be on the lookout for leopards. From just beyond the glass window of the viewing gallery, you can peer into the often hidden world of our pair of Sri Lankan leopards in their naturalistic forested enclosures. Watch them scale trees, move stealthily around the forest clearing, or wait in the shadows for a tasty meal.

Their smaller cousins, the clouded leopards are equally adept at climbing. From their glass observatory, you might chance upon them displaying their arboreal dexterity – they can climb down a tree vertically head first and effortlessly hang from a branch with their hind paws and tail!

Gir Lion

Also in the cat family is the majestic Gir lion. These big cats can spend up to 20 hours a day sleeping and resting. At Night Safari though, you can be sure they'll be up and about at 8pm and 9pm on Fridays, Saturdays and eve of public holidays. Why? It's their token feeding times. Don't miss the opportunity to see the lions relishing their meaty treats!

But the Leopard Trail isn’t just inhabited by leopards. You’ll also be treated to an up close view of the small-toothed civet, the Malayan civet, the golden cat, and the only venomous primate - the slow loris.

Stroll into the northern-most corner of the Leopard Trail just after the East Lodge station, and be rewarded with a scenic view of giraffes, zebras and oryxes, grazing in their open enclosures, with the picturesque, moonlit reservoir in the background.


Mangrove Walk and Giant Flying Squirrel walk-through habitat

At the two deep corners of the Leopard Trail, you'll find walk-through habitats housing some very interesting...

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Mangrove Walk and Giant Flying Squirrel walk-through habitat

At the two deep corners of the Leopard Trail, you’ll find walk-through habitats housing some very interesting high-flyers of the night. Within the Mangrove Walk, you are in the flight path of the Malayan flying foxes. They are the largest bats in the world and belong to the only group of mammals that are capable of true flight. Feel the breeze as these airborne mammals fly around you, sometimes missing you by inches. These fruit bats are completely harmless; they prefer juicy, bloodless treats. Fruits are placed on the tree branches throughout, so enjoy the rare opportunity to observe the bats in close proximity as they feast upon their meals.

Giant flying squirrel
At the Giant Flying Squirrel habitat, you'll be in the airspace of a different kind of nocturnal aviator. Giant flying squirrels belong to the rodent family and glide with the help of special skin flaps on both sides of their body. In their dedicated forest home, follow the rustling high up in the trees and soon you'll be able to catch our adorable friends peering at you as they get ready for lift off. Watch how they pilot their little bodies as they glide from tree to tree, sometimes coming down for a landing on the lower branches just an arm's length from you.