Leopard-Human Conflicts in India

As Humans Draw Nearer, Leopards Attack in India - NYTimes.com:

This article notes the prevalence of attacks caused by human encroachment:

"Several rural villages in India have suffered leopard attacks in recent months, most recently on Saturday in the northeastern state of Assam. In July alone, nearly 16 people were mauled in four different attacks across the country." 

It also notes difficult circumstances that may not occur to comfortable Westerners:

"People living in areas close to leopard habitats sometimes run into trouble when they enter jungles to defecate, Ms. Wright said. In some areas or rural India, only a tiny percentage of households have access to modern sanitation, she noted."


  1. I know I would be mad as well if people used my home as if it was a public restroom...


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