"ONE OF THE BIG FIVE - IN BOMBAY CITY!!!!" Bombay Island Warnings Or Dangers Tip by arctic_tern
Bombay Island Warnings and Dangers: 2 reviews and 1 photos
"THE DAYS OF JIM CORBETT ARE HERE AGAIN........DIFFERENT TIME .....DIFFERENT PLACE........IN MUMBAI CITY!!!!!!!
As Bombay (Mumbai) city expanded it did so in a northerly direction , into two main groups of suburbs - the western suburbs and the central suburbs.
Bang in the middle and seperating these two groups of suburbs is a huge forested area called the Sanjay Gandhi national park ( Borivali national park)......and its teeming with leopards...the hardiest and the most fiesty of the large felines of Africa and the Indian sub-continent.
As Bombay city expands and eats away at the jungle.....there has been an exponential increase in the number of encounters betweeen man and beast in the areas of the city bordering the national park...and these areas ,mind you, are bustling cosmopolitan areas !!!!
Leopards usually attack dogs and other prey animals but have been known to lift children ....in fact a few months ago a young child was lifted from the parking lot of a modern residential tower complex... after the cat had scaled the high walls.
However , as shown in this front -page news item in a leading Bombay newspaper (Times of India-Sunday-20-june-2004).... .....they are now going after lone adults too
As a nature lover, I really hope that the government takes stricter measures to protect the habitat of our cats so that such unfortunate encounters are prevented....
Needless to say as a tourist you should not be wandering alone thereabouts !!!!!