A baby leopard has been spotted walking in the rain on a street in Mumbai’s Aarey this evening. The child who was lost and separated from his mother was trying to enter a tin shed for shelter. Its fur was covered in wet mud.
Seeing the baby leopard, some people called a group of rescuers. They picked up the baby and took him away safely.
The visual shows rescue workers holding the baby wrapped in a warm blanket. Locals said some police officers also came to their aid and coordinated the rescue operation.
The baby looked calm on the blanket in the visuals shared by rescuers by evening.
Honorable _Dev_Fadanvis Gee, this is the place you came for. I want a car shed banana. Today a baby leopard is coming out.
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Hey is an area of Mumbai that is covered with a vast expanse of green and is home to a variety of species of animals and birds. This is the last few remaining green spaces of financial and recreational capital.
In September last year, the Maharashtra government decided to reserve 600 acres of land in Are near the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in the suburbs of Mumbai and conserve the area.
The proposed car shed in Areti sparked a bitter dispute between environmentalists and the then BJP-ruled Maharashtra government, who wanted to cut down 2,700 trees to build the shed.
There have been several reports of leopards straying into apartments on the outskirts of Mumbai. Environmentalists blame the uncontrolled development of food in the habitats of leopards and other animals.