A leopard cub strayed into Aarey Milk colony Credit: Twitter

A leopard cub strayed into Mumbai’s Aarey Milk Colony and fell into a pit. The video of the cub facing off buffaloes while struggling to come out of the pit filled with water. Media reports mentioned that the leopard was later given a safe passage by after which it vanished into the forested patch.

Recent reports by Maharashtra forest department suggests that there is an increase in the frequency of leopard sightings at the colony. Camera traps has shown that at least two leopards sightings were captured freely roaming during the lockdown.

This is also a clear indication that the big cats are now moving freely without any fear due to the lack of human movement during the lockdown.

According to Sunil Limaye, additional principal chief conservator of forest (wildlife) while talking about the rise in leopard sighting in the Aarey Milk Colony stated that these are instances of wildlife reclaiming their habitat.

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