A black buck calf, sighted at P S Palya, Vidyaranyapura, was rescued by local residents and officials of the Karnataka forest department and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike forest cell.
The forest cell volunteers said it is possible that someone had housed the calf and it escaped.
The matter needs a thorough investigation from forest officials, they said.
Deputy Conservator of Forests, Bengaluru Urban, C Siddaramappa, said that the department is aware of the black buck rescue.
But this is strange, the forest officials said and added that informants have been put on alert.
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