In a 1st in India, leopard with ‘strawberry’ coat seen in Rajasthan | India News – Times of India


UDAIPUR: In a first in India, the rare ‘pink’ leopard was recently sighted in Ranakpur region, in the Aravalli hills of south Rajasthan. Earlier sightings of the pink leopard were reported in South Africa in 2012 and 2019, reports Claude Dsouza.
Locals in Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh claimed to have occasionally spotted the big cat — having a strawberry-coloured coat — in various regions because of the vast stretch of forest area the pink leopard has been venturing into, Rajsamand DCF Fateh Singh Rathore said. It was only recently that it was caught on camera.
Zoologists believe the strawberry leopard is a variant species of cats because of its body. Udaipur-based wildlife conservator and photographer Hitesh Motwani claimed to have captured photos of the leopard after a four-day search. He said it is aged around five to six.

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