In the rain hit Mumbai, a leopard along with its cub, entered the sets of a Marathi TV serial in Goregaon Film City, Mumbai. All Indian Cine Workers Association president Suresh Shyamlal Gupta said, "More than 200 people were present at the set, someone could have lost life. This has been the third or fourth such instance within the last 10 days. Govt is not taking strong measures towards this."
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A video of a man inside a cage for leopard, has gone viral on social media platforms. Notably, after frequent leopard sightings villagers in Bisundra, put up a cage with a rooster inside. However, seeing the rooster in the cage meant for the leopard, a villager couldn't resist his temptation and was caught in the trap. He was soon freed, but the video of the incident went viral.
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The forest department in Maharashtra’s Nashik, has rescued a female leopard of three to four years old, September 6. Reportedly, the leopard was found in Nashik’s Deoli camp area, and will now be released into the forest by the department. The officials stated that the leopard is in a healthy condition. Earlier on September 5, four persons were arrested in Nashik for leopard skin smuggling.
In Madhya Pradesh's Mhow Tehsil, a leopard attacked and killed a six-year-old girl, on June 9. The incident occurred in the outskirts of Dudhi Bawdi village, at around 2 am, when the girl was sleeping with her parents outside of their house. Reportedly, the leopard attacked and killed the girl on spot, and fled the scene after an alarm was raised. Futhermore, the process to award compensation has been initiated.
An adult leopard has been rescued from the Binnaguri Cantonment. The leopard had strayed into the area earlier on May 8, causing alarm among the residents. The cantonment authorities soon alerted forest officials about the presence of the big cat in the area. The leopard was rescued by the officials, and taken to the Lataguri Environmental Observatory, where it would undergo treatment.
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Forest department in collaboration with Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), rescued a leopard which strayed into a village adjoining Palghar district, on March 30. Reportedly, the leopard was spotted by the villagers four days ago, after which, the police were alerted. The big cat reportedly didn't kill any person. However, it did kill four dogs. Following the rescue, the leopard was treated for its wounds, reported PTI.
In Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district, Chhattisgarh police on February 23, arrested three persons for possession of leopard skin. Santosh Kumar, Superintendent of Police informed, police seized leopard skin from the accused cars in Rajnandgaon district. "During a search, the police seized a leopard skin kept inside a luggage truck in a vehicle," Kumar said. Meanwhile, a case has been registered and further investigation, in this case, is … read-more
In a shocking incident, a leopard was spotted in CCTV footage in Lucknow's Gudumba area, on December 25 at around 4:12 am. The CCTV footage was installed at a private hospital in which the feline was seen staying at the location for eight minutes. ''After this, the leopard was seen moving in the bylanes,'' said Aniket Ani, the hospital owner. However, the forest department has launched a search operation.
Uttam Yadav, in charge of Kamala Nehru Zoological Museum Indore, said that a six-month-old leopard cub escaped from its cage on the night of December 1. Reportedly, it escaped when it was being brought to Indore from Burhanpur for treatment. Yadav further stated that the cub escaped because the cage was not strong and there was rust all upon it.
Kiran, a tribal woman, is being lauded on Twitter for saving her son's life by fighting against a wild leopard in Madhya Pradesh's Jhiriya village. Reportedly, Kiran and her three children were warming them outside their hut beside a fire when a leopard took one of her sons, Rahul. However, Kiran immediately rushed behind the leopard. ''The leopard probably got scared and left the child,'' said a forest official.
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