!!! Urban Leopard !!! An urban conservation forest reserve in the city of Jaipur was exciting not just because I spotted quite a few leopards but I was amazed with the key strength that these cats possess of adaptability.
This park is just about 23 Sq.Kms surrounded by the city from all sides and adjacent to RICO industrial area in Malviya Nagar. There are approx. 30-32 leopards in this small forest and they all seem well adapted to the urban conditions around them. The forest is divided in to three zones - Zone 1, 2 and 3 the normal permit allows you to drive into all zones.
One can spot many other animals like the Endangered Striped Hyenas, Desert Fox, Nilgai also known as the Blue Bull, Langurs, Chitals, plenty of bird life and the highlight for me was the Indian Pitta.
The leopard seen in the image is named as Juliet, she is a very young yet a bold female. During this sighting she was seen climbing up & down, the hill and I did have an opportunity to capture this image. Can you believe that this image is clicked at 6:45 pm in the evening, and in our safari we were fortunate to spot over 5 leopards.
If you haven’t visited this park, you must do more than once. I would like to congratulate the #GovernmentOfRajasthan
Ji, Shri Gajendra Singh Khimsar Ji for their amazing work this great endeavour protecting the wild and once again thanks to the Forest Minister of Rajasthan Shri #GajendraSingh
Ji and forest officials for the treat with this wonderful trip of the Jhalana Leopard Reserve.
Along with the change makers & the leaders of the Rising Rajasthan Shri @rajendra_singh_bhinyad
Ji, Shri @lokenderbjp
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