~Sanya Chadha\
A leopard has been spotted in Tughlaqabad has reminded the authorities, although they believe this is
a sign that the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary is improving. A camera installed 250 meters from the
Tughlaqabad Forestry Department caught the leopard roaming in the dark, thereby issuing warnings
to residents in the neighboring areas, including Sangam Vihar, Sanjay Colony, Devli, and JJ Colony.
You are asked to be careful when setting off after sunset. Patrols in the sanctuary have been
strengthened. "This indicates that the number of jackals and black antelopes that prey on leopards
may have increased in the reserve," said senior forest ranger Nisheet Saxena. Capital is no stranger to
leopard sightings. A team in the forestry department has been distributing leaflets to the public
explaining what measures they should take when they come into contact with leopards. "Our team is
also working to find out if the leopard has eaten nearby pets or stray animals," a forest official said.
According to Deputy Forest Protector (Southern) Amit Anand, camera traps were set up in the reserve
to count leopards. Delhi is no stranger to leopard sightings. Earlier this year, in Najafgarh, multiple
CCTV cameras spotted a leopard, and the area also recorded pugs, leading the Forestry and Wildlife
Department to set up a cage to capture the animal. However, it was never captured, and forest officials
said it most likely left the area. In 2019, a leopard was found in the Tirpas Valley Biodiversity Park in
South Delhi, which is close to Asola Bhatti and is part of the Aravali Range that extends into Delhi. In
March 2017, officials from the reserve found a family of three leopards, and in December 2016, a
leopard was captured multiple times in the Yamuna Biodiversity Park in North Delhi.