The leopard that was believed to have been wandering in Ordnance Factory Ambajhari Estate (OFAj), finally returned to the Ambazari Biodiversity Park behind the city’s Ambazari lake, from where it had possibly come, on July 16. The forest department also issued the photograph of the leopard.
As per the information, one of the camera laid to trap the big cat captured the animal movement near the Ambazari Biodiversity Park on last Friday which was likely the same wild animal entered the OFAj estate and now it went back to its natural habitat, claimed Forest Department.
After sighting of the leopard in camera trap and getting information of leopard spotting by citizens near Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University Campus, the Hingna forest department team started search operation near Kothari Layout, Amravati Road on Sunday night.
The joint team of forest department (10 persons) and State Reserve Police Force (30 personnel) found pugmarks of a leopard near the area.
Around eight camera traps were installed at OFAj estate.
Later the leopard was first sighted on July 9 in OFAj by a security guard near Nagalwadi village situated beside the OFAj area.
A joint team of Forest Department and OFAj conducted a search operation where they found pugmarks of a leopard. Thereafter, it was again spotted on July 15
by a Defence Security Corps (DSC) personal and an OFAj employee.