Bombay's Hungry Cats

The story of India's wildlife is a depressing tale of pollution, encroachment and poaching. But in the country's largest metropolis, nature is biting back. A 55-year-old beggar and a teenager were dragged off last week while they slept and were killed by leopards in Bombay's 283-hectare Sanjay Gandhi National Park, capping a deadly June in which 11 people were eaten by the predators.

The underlying problem is a familiar one in India's crowded business capital: a lack of space. Thousands of migrants join Bombay's population of 14 million every week, but built on a narrow spit of land...

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