How Mumbaikars can coexist peacefully with ferocious spotted cats

As humans encroach further on leopard habitat, more people get attacked by the wild cats. After four people were killed in Nashik in a four-month span of 2020, Sanjay Gandhi National Park leopard rescue team and others set up cameras and traps to capture nine leopards. Though DNA testing failed to determine which animal was responsible, the attacks stopped. Those animals believed safe were returned to the wild away from human populations, while others were kept in captivity. The rescue operation, part jail and part rehabilitation, combines with public education to try to lower human-animal conflict.

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