Pune : Leopard Escapes From Its Enclosure In Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park Quarantine Center, Rescue Op Continues

Pune : Leopard Escapes From Its Enclosure In Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park Quarantine Center, Rescue Op Continues

Pune : Central Zoo Authority asks report on leopard's escape

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In a startling turn of events, a male leopard has broken free from its enclosure at the Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park’s quarantine center in Katraj. Despite extensive efforts by park authorities, the escaped leopard remains at large, raising serious questions about the zoo’s security measures.

The Zoological Park is home to 3 female and 1 male leopard, with the latter brought from Hampi, Karnataka, as part of an animal exchange program. The male leopard was initially kept in isolation within the animal orphanage. The rescue operation is on for the last twelve hours.

The incident came to the light on Monday morning when staff noticed the leopard missing from its cage. The bars of the enclosure appeared to have been forcibly bent, indicating the leopard’s escape. However, whether the leopard is still within the park or has fled remains unknown.

The zoo, which houses several animals, has been closed to visitors. Concerns about public safety in the densely populated area have been amplified by the escape.

CCTVs are being tracked to check the leopard’s movements. The staff has been relentlessly working towards rescuing the leopard and bringing it back to its cage.

Vasant More, former corporator of PMC stated that the matter was brought to me about an hour or so. The PMC staff is at work to rescue the leopard.

(Pic is used for representational purpose only)

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