Children of a school in a village in Gujarat’s Una District had to stay huddled in their classroom for four hours after a leopard entered the school from the adjacent Gir Forest.
Forest Department officials were called in as soon as the leopard was sighted, and it took them over four hours to first tranquilise the animal and take it to the nearest animal care centre.
The rise in the population of leopards and their shrinking habitat, forces these animals to move into villages in search of food.
The presence of the leopard created panic for some time.
The leopard was eventually released into the wild after a medical check up.