If you’re studying in a university that’s located in the outskirts of town and is surrounded by a forest, one of the many animals that are bound to pop-up from time to time are monkeys, wild boars and snakes.
Interestingly enough, a black panther was recently spotted in UiTM Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan outside the university’s premises, making it a rare sight since you don’t often see these big wild cats appear in public. It’s a good thing that no one was around at the time.
Black panther spotted in UiTM Kuala Pilah yesterday . Tak sangka tempat belajar den ni kubu avengers . 😅😅 pic.twitter.com/Z93ZhJXdsx
— Lelepoprotein (@Aliif_Ihsaan) July 23, 2020
With many concerns from the public regarding the safety and wellbeing of the panther from poachers, Twitter user, @Aliif_Ihsaan, who was the first person to bring this news to social media, claims that the university has done their part in reporting the case to Kuala Pilah’s Department of Wildlife. Thankfully, the department is located nearby the university due to the forest that has been gazetted to be under UiTM.
He also claims that many other animal species have been identified from the forest itself and suspects that the reason the panther left its habitat was to either look for food, search for a mate or scout for a bigger area to live in.
According to National Geographic, Isthmus of Kra, a canal in Thailand which is the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsular, is home to the largest population in the world of black panthers but suffers from habitat loss and poachers. In actuality, the panthers act as a threat to the region’s other big cats like tigers and clouded leopards.
For more news, choose JUICE