Asola Bhati (representational picture)
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In Delhi’s Asola Bhati Wildlife Sanctuary, the number of leopards has started increasing once again. At present, there are eight adult leopards in the forest area of 32 square kilometers. Recently the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) confirmed the birth of two cubs in the sanctuary. Experts say that if leopards were not victims of road accidents, the population could have doubled. At present there are eight leopards here, whereas in the last 10 years, the same number of leopards have died in road accidents. That is, the population is now 50 percent.
This sanctuary situated in the border area of Delhi-Gurugram-Faridabad has started developing again as a birthplace for animals. Recently, after the birth of two cubs from a female leopard, once again the initiative being taken towards the conservation of wildlife has raised hopes. According to Dr. Suhail Madan, assistant director of BNHS, there are eight leopards in the sanctuary.