Wildlife officials clueless about leopard in Chandigarh's Sector 44, ask residents to stay alert

Wildlife officials clueless about leopard in Chandigarh's Sector 44, ask residents to stay alert

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 1

Search operation were underway on Wednesday in Sector 44 as fear of a leopard prowling around the city continues with the administration having no idea about the wild cat. A senior forest officer has asked the residents to stay indoors and remain alert.

On Tuesday, also, the administration had asked the residents in the city's southern sectors to stay indoors after there were reports of a leopard being sighted in the area.

Police were also using drone-fitted with camera to conduct the search.

On Monday, too, a leopard was spotted in Chandigarh's upscale Sector 5 residential area, following which it was rescued by forest and wildlife officials.

With people staying indoors during the 21-day nationwide lockdown to check the spread of COVID-19, wild animals, including endangered ones, have been spotted on the deserted streets at several places in the country over the past few days.

Stags have also been seen crossing roads in the northern Sectors of Chandigarh in the recent days.

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