Return of Mowgli’s Bagheera More likely to Enhance Tourism
A rare black leopard was discovered in Madhya Pradesh’s Pench Tiger Reserve – known as Mowgli Land. Filmed by a tourist, the video posted a short video while on safari with the rare wildcat. The video has gone viral on social media, and animal lovers refer to the rare wildcat sighting as Bagheera’s return to Mowgli’s land. Also read – Bagheera from the jungle book: Wildlife photographer shares surreal picture of Black Panther, leaves Internet beaten
The 30-second video, which was recorded from inside a vehicle, shows two leopards walking by and a third leopard that was jet black. However, people on the internet are in a difficult position when it comes to a partial melanistic leopard or a full melanistic leopard. As reported by Mid-Day, Forest Department officials have actually carried out more patrols and camera traps in the area to get a better view of the wildcat. Read also – Hunted tigress Avnis female cub rescued from Maharashtra forest, sent to Pench Tiger Reserve
The Pench Tiger Reserve authorities are thrilled with the news, as the return of Mowglis Bagheera is likely to boost tourism. Wildlife photographer Sarosh Lodhi said in an interview with Mid-Day that the sightings of a melanistic leopard in Pench, Madhya Pradesh are good news. Lodhi is known for clicking wild species: “I am sure this will help to increase tourism in the park. People who traveled to Kabini in Karnataka to spot melanistic leopards now have the opportunity to come to Pench. To the best of my knowledge, there have been no photographic records of melanistic leopards in this area. Whatever people have heard or read about the Bagheera of Pench comes from Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book. The sighting of this cat in the Pench buffer zone also clears up the myth that black leopards can only be spotted in the forests of the western ghats or in dense jungles. There have always been rumors of the presence of black leopards in parks, but no concrete evidence. ” Also read – children’s films are decreasing in Tollywood: Raj Chakraborty
Although Black Panther is found in many states in India. It’s a melanistic common leopard, Panthera pardus. The figure Bagheera by Mowgli or Jungle Book is inspired by this.