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Reclaiming a lost terrain!

December 12, 2019

Once-upon-a-time orchards of Powai, in Mumbai, are a concrete jungle now! These langurs (Semnopithecus) – original ‘denizens’ are becoming frequent visitors – who somehow manage to cross the busy JVLR (Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road) from wooded IIT Bombay. Like they did earlier today! Probably their kingdom extends from Aarey to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Not sure what is pushing them this way. Could it be encroachments, shrinking green cover, are they multiplying too fast? Food or fun? Unlike the leopards – perhaps both!

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