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Leopard Sighting Raises Concerns Near Bengaluru’s Electronic City


Reports of a leopard sighting near Bengaluru’s Electronic City have prompted heightened vigilance from forest officials, who are actively working to locate and secure the animal before it enters residential zones. The recent emergence of videos on social media suggested the presence of the leopard in Whitefield, yet the forest department clarified its location to be Singasandra, near the bustling Electronic City.

Leopard spotted near Bengaluru's Electronic City; forest officials taking steps to find it

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The chief conservator of forests (CCF) S S Lingaraja, in a statement to PTI, confirmed the ongoing efforts to track down the leopard in response to the reported sightings within the city. The vicinity in the circulated videos, identified as Singasandra near Bannerghatta, stands in close proximity to the Bannerghatta National Park, a region known for its significant wildlife population. The presence of major tech conglomerates such as Infosys and Biocon in the vicinity further accentuates the importance of swift action to secure the area.

Leopard sighted in Bengaluru University campus, admin restricts movement | Bengaluru -

Source: Hindustan Times

Concerns surrounding leopard sightings in and around Electronic City are not entirely new. Previous incidents have highlighted similar occurrences, particularly in areas close to Bengaluru South. The heightened caution was evident in January when Bangalore University issued a circular urging caution among its staff and students residing on campus, advising them to restrict their movements at night following a leopard sighting on the premises.


The circulation of videos depicting the leopard’s presence on social media platforms and through other media channels has raised awareness and prompted increased caution among residents and authorities alike. In the past, reports of leopard sightings have also surfaced in various areas such as Kengeri, Devanahalli, Kumbalagodu, and Kodipalya, indicating the recurrent nature of this wildlife presence in the region.

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