NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the oath for his third term on Sunday at a lavish ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan, which saw the attendance of 8,000 guests, including foreign leaders, dignitaries, business tycoons and film celebrities.
However, the buzz on social media wasn’t just about the political event. A viral video captured a cat-like creature in the backdrop while BJP MP Durga Das Uikey was greeting President Droupadi Murmu after his swearing-in, is going viral.
Was it a leopard, an ordinary cat, or a dog? The video clip sparked wild theories about the mysterious animal casually strolling through the presidential palace. Social media buzzed with speculation, but we’ve got the answer.
A senior official of the Delhi forest and wildlife department reacting to the viral video told TOI, “The animal in the video is not a leopard. The animal looks like a dog or cat.”
The President’s Estate spans 330 acres and boasts rich biodiversity, including open spaces, forests, parks, gardens, fruit trees and water bodies, all supporting diverse flora and fauna.
A 75-acre nature trail has been created to raise awareness about nature conservation. This trail features both managed and natural ecosystems and connects to Rashtrapati Bhavan’s gardens via well-laid paths. It includes a pond ecosystem, butterfly corner, mango orchard, peacock point and a forest area. The trail is home to 136 plant species and 84 animal species, such as frogs, lizards and snakes.