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Curious leopard enters classroom in India

December 02, 2021
CCTV footage shows the five-year-old leopard in an empty classroom in the north Indian city of Aligarh.
CCTV footage shows the five-year-old leopard in an empty classroom in the north Indian city of Aligarh.

ALIGARH — A leopard was captured in the northern Indian city of Aligarh after it entered a school and attacked a student, BBC reported.

The student, who suffered minor injuries, said he ran out of the classroom when he saw the animal hiding there.

The five-year-old leopard was eventually tranquilized and captured after an 11-hour long effort.

Officials said the leopard may have strayed into the school from a patch of forest nearby.

Leopard-human confrontations have become regular occurrences in India, as shrinking habitats force the animal to search for food in villages and cities.


December 02, 2021
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