Several photographs of a black panther captured with the help of trap cameras have emerged from the Achanakmar Tiger Reserve in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh and are making rounds on the internet.
According to news agency ANI, multiple pictures were captured by the trap camera set up to track tigers at the reserve between March 25 and April 25.
Talking to ANI, S Gupta, Chief Conservator of Forest, Achanakmar Tiger Reserve said: “Back panthers are rare. We spotted it in 2017 as well. We had installed trap cameras between March 25 to April 25 for tiger tracking. We’ll find out if there are cubs or any other panther in this area.”
Take a look here:
Chhattisgarh: A black panther was captured multiple times between 25th March to 25th April, on the trap cameras installed at Achanakmar Tiger Reserve in Bilaspur. pic.twitter.com/Wa9OPZTRDq
— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2020
Many who came across the viral pictures drew comparisons to Bagheera from Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’.
Take a look at some of the reaction here:
Tichala of Wakanda😅
— Saket Raj Sahu (@SaketrajSahu) May 22, 2020
Me during lock down. pic.twitter.com/IzqATGiZeJ
— Rahul Dubey (@RahulDu23557797) May 22, 2020
A thing of beauty is a joy forever…
— Christopher Roy (@IncisiveScalpel) May 23, 2020
Bagheera, is that you? 😍
— Devika (@Dayweekaa) May 22, 2020
Mogali wala bagheera!! 😄
— Kapil Gohil (@KapilGohil07) May 23, 2020
— Sajan G Ail (@Sajansga) May 22, 2020
Weekend mood😂 pic.twitter.com/1GdUjTvIDw
— Sumti Jain (@sumtijain26) May 22, 2020
— Don’t Care (@notcoolenough3) May 22, 2020
Recently, a black panther was reportedly sighted at the Udanti-Sitanadi Tiger Reserve in Chhattisgarh’s Gariyaband district.
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