Bengaluru: The Bangalore University has asked its students, faculty and other staff to be watchful and report on spotting the movement of big cats after being alarmed by media reports about a leopard being sighted on its campus.
As per a PTI report, in a circular issued on Thursday, the Registrar of university at the Jnanabharathi campus referred to the media reports and said a letter has been sent to the Forest Department urging it to catch the leopard.
The Turahalli forest scare in December
“In view of reports appearing in the media and social media platforms about the leopard sighting on the campus, all the students of the university, especially those staying in the university hostels, teaching faculties and other staff are hereby directed that they should be cautious and avoid moving around in the night. Also, they should immediately inform their higher-ups once they spot the movement of leopard,” the circular read.
Last month, there was a scare in parts of the Bengaluru south region, and in and around Turahalli forest off Kanakapura Road of the big cat’s movements.
Forest officials suspected at the time that two leopards might have strayed into Turahalli forest and nearby areas from Bannerghatta reserved forest in the city, which is in close proximity.