Sunday, February 15, 2009

Leopard cub strays into Indian campus

Leopard cub strays into BU campus

First Published : 15 Feb 2009 08:02:00 AM IST
Last Updated : 15 Feb 2009 09:14:14 AM IST

BANGALORE: The Forest Department is making efforts to capture a leopard cub that was spotted in Bangalore University’s Jnanabharathi campus on Saturday morning.

The nearly-two-year-old cub was spotted by the public in the wee hours of Saturday morning and Forest Department officials were immediately alerted.

The officials have set a trap and are making other arrangements to capture the animal.Since Jnanabharathi campus comprises a biological park, officials said that the cub might be a resident of the park itself.

“The campus has a good habitat and the biological park can support wildlife.

But the prey density has decreased and the leopard might have strayed to prey on dogs,” Harish Bhatt, Wildlife Warden, said. “The animal might be stressed and if left unharmed, it will go back. If difficult to control, it will be trapped and transported to the forest area.” Officials also said that the leopard maybe the same one that was spotted in Magadi a week ago.

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