A post is being shared on social media with a claim that a Black Panther was spotted in Golkonda, Hyderabad during the ongoing lockdown to contain CODIV-19.
The caption of the post read: “A Black Panther Spotted in Golkonda, Stay Safe !!! A black panther was spotted late night at Fathe Darwaza, Golkonda near Noorani Masjid. Request residents to stay safe and stay alert:”
NewsMobile fact-checked the above claim and found it to be FAKE.
Good Morning Sir,SHO Golconda replied that
It is not panther and it is civet cat .
It was caught with the co ordination of Forest team and zoo staff and handed over to zoo park for safe custody. pic.twitter.com/UHbwnMK93y
— Hyderabad City Police (@hydcitypolice) May 14, 2020
The tweet read ‘Good Morning Sir, SHO Golconda replied that it is not Panther and it is Civet Cat. It was caught with the coordination of the Forest team and zoo staff and handed over to zoo park for safe custody’.
Hence, the above information proves that a Civet Cat was spotted in Golconda as opposed to a Black Panther as claimed in the viral post.
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