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Leopard strays into amusement park; caught

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Press Trust of India Bengaluru
A leopard which strayed into an amusement park on theoutskirts of the city today, striking panic among visitors, was caught by forest officials.

A visitor first noticed the feline roaming around Wonder La park and raised an alarm, leading to panic among those who had come there, forest department officials said.

None were however injured as security personnel quickly brought out all visitors from the park, they said.

Police and forest department officials were then informed about the presence of the leopard in Wonder La.

Ateam of forest officials from Bannerghatta Biological Parkrushed to the spot and tranquilised the animal.

Forest Department officials suspect that the leopard might have scaled the park's boundary wall and entered it to escape a fire in the bushes on a nearby hillock.

The amusement park is situated betweenBengaluru and Bidadi of Ramanagar district.

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First Published: Feb 28 2018 | 7:50 PM IST

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