In a surprising turn of events, a leopard made its way into a heritage hotel in Jaipur in broad daylight. This incident adds to a recent spate of leopard sightings in major cities like Delhi and Bengaluru.
Reports indicate that the wild animal entered the hotel at approximately 9:40 am on Thursday. Swift action by the hotel staff ensured the evacuation of present tourists, and they successfully confined the leopard to a room before seeking assistance from rescue officials.
A video captured during the incident shows the leopard leaping towards the person recording, creating a tense situation. Apparently, the frightened animal also caused some chaos in the room by scattering items.
A state forest department advisory issued on Wednesday urges people to exercise caution when entering forested areas with wildlife. Emphasizing the importance of group travel over solo journeys in these regions, the advisory underscores extreme caution if any wild animal is encountered.
These precautions are particularly crucial during the rainy season and foggy winter months, as wild animals tend to seek refuge near human settlements, increasing the chances of unintended encounters. The advisory also discourages littering around homes or on roads, stressing the importance of proper garbage disposal to prevent wild animals from being attracted to easily accessible food sources.