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Most people would be terrified to see a leopard bounding towards them and jumping into their arms, but not Juhi Agrawal. The volunteer at Cheetah Experience in South Africa had cared for Pardus the leopard when the animal was abandoned as a cub, and the big cat has obviously not forgotten. Pardus curls up on Agrawal, offering nuzzles and trying to get as close as possible to her favorite human. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Dogs in Wheelchairs Have No Problem Playing Fetch Fawn Doesn't Want Belly Rubs to Stop Elephant and Dog Play Together in the Water...

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…