Shopaholic Wildcat: Leopard enters Korum Mall in Thane

The leopard was caught on the CCTV camera installed towards the exit gate of the parking area of the mall in Thane


There was a surprise visitor at Korum Mall in Thane on Wednesday. A leopard was caught on camera loitering around the mall in the early hours of the day.

The animal was spotted first at around 5:30 am. 

After searching for a while, forest officials were successful in locating and trapping the animal. Senior police inspector Pradeep Giridhar corroborated this for ANI, "The leopard has been located at the basement of Hotel Satkar Residency, attempts to capture it are underway. Forest rescue team has arrived on the spot." 

A rescue team of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park had also reached the spot

The latest leopard spotting came days after another big cat was seen near a bungalow in Nashik on Sunday, reported PTI. Forest and police officials rushed to the site and eventually caught the animal after a daylong operation. This month, a big cat was caught in Pune.