February 9, 2016

Leaping Leopards!

This happened just 3 miles from where we lived in Bangalore, where our friends kids went to school! Snow days aren't nearly as exciting! Click here to see the whole article and video: Here Kitty, Kitty

A male leopard which entered a school in the Indian city of Bangalore injured six people trying to capture it.
A scientist and a forestry employee were among those mauled during the near 10-hour long effort to corner the dangerous animal on Sunday. 
The leopard, which strolled into the Vibgyor International school, was eventually tranquillised and released.
A recent wildlife census estimated that India has a leopard population of between 12,000 and 14,000.
The eight-year-old male was spotted strolling inside the school premises in the Kundalahalli area.
Footage on the school's security cameras showed it attacking a man near a swimming pool. 

Leopard in schoolImage copyrightKashif Masood

June 25, 2013

A Snow Day: India Style

Jess was dissappointed that she is no longer living in Bangalore and missed the opportunity to have an unexpected day off school due to rampaging elephants.  Inventure Academy, the school noted in the linked article is the school where she spent 2, 3, and 4th grade:

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Bangalore: 15 wild elephants enter school compound, kids sent back home

Monday, Jun 24, 2013, 11:23 IST | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA Web Team
People living around Sarjapur Road burst crackers in an attempt to shoo away the elephants.
Representational picture
Representational picture
A herd of 15 wild elephants entered the Inventure Academy school compounds located in the outskirts of Bangalore this morning. This created much havoc and the kids were sent home due to this bizarre breach.
There is no information on how the elephants managed to enter the school compound.
After the elephants entered, people living around Sarjapur Road burst crackers in an attempt to shoo away the elephants.
However, this seemed to have made the situation worse and kids from 18 schools in the vicinity were now at risk.
Later, cops arrived at the spot to manage the crowd.
They were apparently finding it tougher to handle people rather than the escaped wild elephants on Sarjapur Road.
Schools in and around Sarjapur Road were asked to ensure that their gates are shut and students were retained inside.
The elephants were later gathered in one place. They will be directed towards Bannerghatta national park tonight.
The kids were sent back home after the elephants were secured.

Inventure Academy @InventureK12
Good morning friends.This is to notify that we had fifteen wild elephants on campus this morning and have had to close .