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Leopard on the Loose in Indian City

LUCKNOW - A northern Indian city stayed on alert on Tuesday after a wild leopard strayed into a hospital, a cinema and an apartment block, officials said. Credit: Associated Press Authorities had closed schools, colleges and markets on Monday in Meerut, 60 kilometres (37 miles) northeast of the Indian capital, after the leopard was discovered prowling the city's streets. Wildlife officials backed by police have fanned out across the city of 3.5 million people to try to tranquilise and catch the animal, although there were no sightings on Tuesday. "It is quite possible that the leopard has retreated to the jungle by now, but we can't take chances. We are on the alert," senior local...

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Leopard Rescued After Falling Down Well In India

Forest wardens in India's Gujarat state have rescued a three-year old leopard which had fallen into an open well....

Certain animal predators may become serial killers of people, suggest animal experts and reports of multiple deaths inflicted by particular animals. Most recently, a ravenous leopard in Nepal is believed to have killed and consumed at least 15 people over the past 15 months. "It is not out of the realm of possibility that some individual animals may learn to target humans," George Burgess, director of the Florida Program for Shark Research, told Discovery News. "Large cats may come to view us as easy pickings under some...

10 Animal Hermits Celebrate National Hermit Day

It might be fun being the social butterfly, but there's something special about having quality alone time. Although hermit crabs have their own national holiday, they aren't the only animals who will be celebrating it all by their lonesome. In fact, there are many critters in the animal kingdom who prefer going solo. In honor…

Leopard Leaps to Snatch Prey From Mid-Air

This leopard knows if you want to grab food on the fly, you have to be willing to do some work. According to the (U.K.) Daily Mail, photographer Matt Prophet captured the moment a cunning leopard decided to pluck a bird out of the air for an afternoon snack, proving to be a top-notch predator in the process.…