Leopard spotted roaming in residential area in southern India

Leopard spotted roaming in residential area in southern India

A leopard was spotted roaming about in a residential area and later, entering a building in southern India’s Karnataka.

This happened at the Cadenza apartment in Kudlu gate, Bengaluru city on October 28.


CCTV footage captured the leopard sneaking into the first floor of the building. The big cat entered through a space next to a flight of stairs and subsequently walked in towards the elevators on the floor. The wild animal was also spotted in the parking lot of the building. Officials were also seen making announcements to the people for them to stay alert. According to a report, this has expectedly spread panic among the ones who stay inside the building. The forest department acted quickly upon receiving information and stated that they deployed forces to capture the leopard after it was first spotted in a place known as the AECS layout. Unfortunately, they could not spot the animal.

Deputy Conservator of forests N Ravindra Kumar shared the staff they have put in certain areas, but are yet to find the leopard. He also shared that two trap cages have been placed and advised the residents to avoid late night or early morning walks in the area. Kumar added that with Bannerghatta National Park not very far away, the leopard could re-enter the area.

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