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In A First, Leopard Gets Spotted At Nagpur's Pench Tiger Reserve

Home to about 15 species of wild cats, the Pench Tiger Reserve is considered to be one of the foremost spots for tiger sightings. And now, the adaptive and elusive leopard also gets seen for the first time

A leopard cat has been spotted in Maharashtra's Pench Tiger Reserve Photo: Shutterstock.com
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A leopard cat has been spotted in Maharashtra's Pench Tiger Reserve for the first time, according to a senior forest official. The leopard cat, scientifically known as Prionailurus bengalensis and a member of the Felidae family, is known for its leopard-like colouration. The species was discovered at the reserve through camera trapping, as per a statement by Deputy Director Prabhu Nath Shukla. The statement also mentioned that this is the first sighting of its kind in central India. According to Shukla, a camera captured the feline near Narahar village in Pench in the Nagpur district. "The site of image capture was inside a seasonal stream. This is the first record of the leopard cat from central India," the statement said. 

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