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21 day lockdown: Leopard spotted in the residential area of Chandigarh

Chandigarh: Along with state’s prevailing silence due to Indiawide lockdown, Chandigarh reports spotting of leopard at residential area, from the nearby Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary on Monday. 

The leopard was spotted in Sector 5 residential area at at 8.15 a.m. and soon locals informed the police and the Wildlife Department. 

Police say they contacted the Forest department and efforts are going on to cage the animal, says Station House Officer Jaspal Singh.

A few days back, sambars were spotted in residential areas located close to the sanctuary. They were caught on cameras by locals as they were roaming fearlessly.

The Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, adjoining rainfed Sukhna Lake, spreads over 25.42 sq km. It is home to a variety of butterflies, birds and mammals like the wild boar, pangolin, mongoose, deer and the Indian civet, besides snakes like the Indian python and Russell's viper.

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