Jhalana reserve forest, where the country’s first Leopard Project has launched two years ago, is becoming a nursery for leopards in the state. On Saturday, female Leopard Leela was spotted with two cubs. This is the sixth leopard to have given birth in the park since January and now the population is 22 adults and 12 cubs, according to a forest official.
The officer said: “The forest department installed camera traps to locate the female leopard Leela, as she has not been seen for a long time. On Saturday night, She was captured with his two cubs. After the pictorial evidence, security measures were intensified in the forest area. Forest department officials are monitoring the movement of the new cubs.”
Although the population increase is good news for wildlife lovers, park sources involved in its management say that Jhalana has more leopards than its capacity. Currently, there are about 35 leopards. Leopard counts are believed to have steadily increased in this particular forest area, mainly due to efficient monitoring, as well as significant efforts to provide a protected environment for wildlife.