Predators, Population, And Safety Clash In Bombay

While the Indian city is known for its unique national park system, the pressure of an expanding population has led to a string of horrific maulings.
July 3, 2004, 7am PDT | Jeffrey Goodman
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With the death toll standing at fourteen, Bombay officials are at a loss on how to balance a city of 16 million people with the estimated 35 leopards living in Sanjay Ghandi National Park. Unlike cougars in California, which mainly attack hikers in sparsely populated regions, these leopards live in a densely-packed urban area and thus do not fear people.

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Published on Friday, July 2, 2004 in Reuters
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