Leopard Raises Ruckus in Bengaluru School. We Are All to Blame!

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The hush and rush of human civilization have laid a negative impact on wildlife

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When humans destroy the wild land, just to build their homes, factories, malls and garbage dumps, the land changes.

The land, which was once home for many animals, insects, and birds, is not theirs anymore. Their whole life cycle changes, due to which, many of them die.

We have witnessed many incidents, where wild animals entered human habitats which, in fact, caused miseries for humans.

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One such incident happened recently on Sunday, 7th Feb in Vibgyor International school in Bangalore city, Kundalahalli area.

The school was closed that day, so there were only some people present. (No kids, thankfully!)


Soon after the leopard was spotted in the school CCTV cameras, an alert was flashed off, and immediately forest officials and police were informed about the complete situation. Six people were injured trying to capture it.

A 10-hour operation was carried on to catch the leopard, but, till 3 pm, it yielded no results. After a long while, the big cat was found hiding in the nearby bushes.


When authorities were trying to recapture it, the feline again entered the school premises near the pool area and attacked the Conservation Scientist Sanjay Gubbi, who was standing on the other side of the pool. He tried to chase the leopard with binoculars. But, when the leopard was shot by the tranquilizer, it removed his attention from Mr.Gubbi and tried to run towards restroom and collapsed.

Footage of school security camera showed leopard attacking a man near the pool.


Even a person from media was injured who was present during the whole operation and was trying to capture the close image of the big cat.

The leopard has been now safely moved to a national park.

Wildlife officials even said that the leopard might have possibly strayed into the school from the nearby forest, and if humans keep on dwelling their land, these incidents might become frequent.

As the news spread, nearby people trooped in which made it really difficult for police to handle the complete situation.

Same kind of incident happened last year,

when the leopard entered TMS School of Chikmagalur district in Karnataka and injured three people.

Authorities said human dwellings are depriving wildlife of their land which is the main cause of these attacks also a recent wildlife census estimated that India has a leopard population of about 12,000-14,000, and the forest land is around 200 acres i.e., near to school only.


Also, they have demanded BBMP officials for fixed street lights to avoid any worse situation.

The rule of Nature is simple:

you try to destroy it; it will destroy you, in some way or the other.

Humans are destroying wildlife for their own benefits, and it is affecting them, and we can see the example the residents of that area who are living in fear “FEAR OF LEOPARDS.”

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