Severely injured, leopard recovers at Delhi Zoo


Joint Director of the Delhi Zoo T C Nautiyal said: "She growls and tries to get up when someone goes close."

Around three years ago, Wildlife SOS had tried to capture another leopard, who was sighted in North Delhi. But the big cat was not found. In 2008, a leopard was caught in the Gurgaon after killing several animals in the area.

Shy and Elusive

Leopards are elusive, solitary and largely nocturnal

They are very agile and can run at over 58 kmph, leap over 20 feet horizontally and jump up to 10 feet vertically ó the wall that the Delhi leopard tried to leap over was at least 15-foot high

They are also very versatile and opportunistic hunters

They have a broad diet that includes rodents, reptiles, amphibians, insects and birds

Leopards are known for their ability in climbing and are powerful swimmers

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