In a first, SGNP installs CCTV in animal enclosure

To ensure monitoring of the big cats kept in captivity at Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), forest department for the first time has decided to install CCTV camera's inside the animal enclosures. However, forest official said that their initial worry was that the leopards might damage the cameras. We might have to keep it stationary and also cover it with a proper covering camouflaging it," said the official. Meanwhile Dr Shailesh Pethe, Veterinary Officer for SGNP said that it will prove to be of great help in further ensuring that animals are healthy. "These cameras can be moved as per requirement but leopards are extremely inquisitive and intelligent animals who might jump and damage the cameras while trying to figure out what it is.

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