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Leopards Are the New Urban Foxes in India


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, leopards, India )

Cher Away
- 517 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
India's thriving leopards are expanding their territories into the country's villages and towns and threatening to become a more menacing version of Europe's urban fox, a new study has revealed.



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Kit B. (277)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 9:48 am

People must stop expanding into animal habitats. Build UP not OUT leave them an area and they will leave you to your area.
 

Barbara D. (96)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 10:49 am
I do people that should be reworded: People are expanding their villages and towns into the leopards territory.
 

Sue Matheson (70)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 10:56 am
thanks
 

Carol D. (108)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:05 am
Give the leopards their own territories and keep humans out yes reward the humans for looking after them


Noted thanks
 

. (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:20 am
Agree with all.............
 

Mandi T. (423)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:57 am
I too, agree with all!!!
 

Shanti S. (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 12:33 pm
Thank you.
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 12:34 pm
noted,thank you
 

Dianne D. (456)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 12:54 pm
Humans and wild animals don't mix. The animal is the one that will be harmed. Fence in the humans so they can go into the big cats territory.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:07 pm
Excuse me??!!!Who has been getting into whose territoty????We are the beasts ,not them!!!
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (181)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:09 pm
To człowiek wdziera się na terytoria lampartów, a nie odwrotnie.
 

kye j. (41)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:28 pm
This territory belongs to animals not humans.
Move out humans.If any species needs to be exterminated it is the human race.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 1:55 pm
I know, it's the leopards' fault....
 

Christeen Anderson (473)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 3:34 pm
They were there first.
 

Angelika R. (146)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 4:04 pm
Fingerpointing is not helpful. This is not a pleasant outlook for all involved and perhaps the garbage dumps triggered it all. Hope there will be a solution found, preferably before any leopard catches rabies. thx !
 

Birgit W. (144)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 4:26 pm
Respect and protect them. Thanks
 

marie tc (166)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 4:57 pm
Can not send a green star to Kit as have done so within the last week
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 6:05 pm
I really am tired of humans making animals such as these seem like a threat when it is mankind that has invaded THEIR territory! I hope and pray for these beautiful cats!
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 7:50 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Julie F. (63)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 8:11 pm
ty
 

tiffany t. (147)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 9:04 pm
scarey, need to figure out solution or the Leopards will end up dead, Leopards are such beautiful creatures
 

Kim O. (403)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 9:29 pm
I'm with Kit. I think they've got that backwards! How about......the PEOPLE stop expanding!! Thanks Cher
 

Lynn Squance (230)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:03 pm
"We have witnessed severe habitat degradation ...
"There is heavy presence of human population and livestock in the area, which is attracting leopards to the these areas. Moreover the areas have been turned into garbage dumps, which has given rise to rodents and pigs and leopards - in absence of food in the park they are getting attracted to the human habitations," "

People are so good at animal habitat degradation and destruction, then cry foul when the animals come into "human territory".

I see this same think around me --- more and more houses are being built up the mountains displacing bears, coyotes and racoons to name a few. It is not unusual to get bear warnings and tossed garbage because their natural food sources have been destroyed. Coyotes run up and down the street behind my place which is an arterial route. Racoons are around all the time even making their nests in garages if they can.

Humans can be such a scouge on this earth.
 

janet f. (29)
Thursday March 21, 2013, 11:29 pm
I guess there's a lesson in there that humans should give wide berth to predatory animals. Killing them off so that people can populate a once wild animal enclave should never be an option.
 

Sherri G. (111)
Friday March 22, 2013, 12:23 am
Hopefully India will take a proactive approach by spay and neutering the dogs and cats and vaccinate them against rabies. India's science and technology graduates are very bright. The government needs those young people to come up with a way to save tigers, pets, and humans without killing any of them. Have a student contest with prize money for the best proposed solution. Just do not kill the tigers. It is their home.
 

beka c. (48)
Friday March 22, 2013, 2:40 am
People are intruders. Human birth control is the key.
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday March 22, 2013, 4:55 am
noted, thanks Cher
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Friday March 22, 2013, 6:35 am
Now next on the slaughter list are the leopards...
 

Sandi C. (241)
Friday March 22, 2013, 7:33 am
noted.
 

Ruth S. (307)
Friday March 22, 2013, 8:03 am
Why do the animals always have to suffer for humans selfishness!?
 

paul m. (93)
Friday March 22, 2013, 9:18 am

noted..
 
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