After Catching Two, Now For The Third; Search For Attacking Leopard In Aarey Continues
Mumbai, 2nd November 2022: Efforts of the forest department are on to arrest the leopard that attacked a one-and-a-half-year-old girl in Aarey dairy farm in Goregaon. The forest department caught two leopards last week by installing cages in the attacked area. However, both these are male leopards and the forest department suspects that the attack may have been done by a female leopard. So, the search for the attacking leopard in Aarey is still going on.
A one-and-a-half-year-old girl died in a leopard attack in Aarey. After that, the forest department installed cameras, and cages at the places to catch the attacking leopard. The forest department suspected that the attack was carried out by one of the C-55 and C-56 leopards roaming in the Aarey area. Therefore, the camera trap was also increased in the area of Aarey Unit No. 15. Apart from this, a team of special officers was also keeping an eye on every movement of the leopard. Subsequently, two male leopards were captured on 26th October and 30th October.
However, preliminary investigation shows that neither of these leopards is an attacker. The attack is believed to have been carried out by a female leopard. However, the female leopard has not been trapped in the cage yet. One of the two leopards imprisoned in Aarey has been released into its natural habitat after an examination. So, the second leopard is still at the centre of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The identification of the leopard in the Aarey area is being done by checking old information, photos and CCTV footage. The movements of the suspected female leopard are being monitored through a camera, by the patrol team, the information was given by the officials of the forest department.