Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani and philanthropist Rohini Nilekani on Saturday witnessed an encounter between a black panther named Saya, with Scarface, a leopard, who has taken over the territory at the Kabini Wildlife Sanctuary, in Hunsur, Karnataka.
“Saw today, 6th March, in Kabini wildlife sanctuary – another epic encounter between the Black Panther and his adversary Scarface!” captioned Nandan while sharing the video. The 54-second video clip features the two big cats facing one another on a tree. Moments later, the black panther is seen charging towards the leopard.
Saw today, 6th March, in Kabini wild life sanctuary — another epic encounter between the Black Panther and his adversary Scarface! Video credit: Vijay Prabhu. pic.twitter.com/151Ip1bMGz— Nandan Nilekani (@NandanNilekani) March 6, 2021
According to wildlife photographer Shaaz Jung, Scarface, the leopard, earned the name after he sustained an enormous gash across his face. Meanwhile, Saya, is the lone black panther at the wildlife sanctuary.
Since being posted online, the clip has garnered over 98,000 views and hundreds of user reactions. However, many netizens were curious to know what happened after the encounter between the black panther and leopard.
“What a dream sighting,”wrote one person in the comments section.
Another called the view “stunning”.
“Wah Nandan! You are so blessed to have witnessed this,”said another.
Wah Nandan ! You are so blessed life to have witnessed this. This is a very low probability event and it actually happened. Super thrilled to even see the video of it ! — Sudhir Bharadhwaj (@sudhirbharadwaj) March 6, 2021
Yet others were interested in what happened next in the wild face off.
Wow what a sighting. Please share a full video. What happens after this?— Sunil Warrier (@SunilWarrier1) March 6, 2021
Omg! What happened after that?— debjani ghosh (@debjani_ghosh_) March 6, 2021
While one user urged Nandan not to ‘reveal the location’ of these endangered animals, as it might risk hunting.
Sir this animals are endangered pls don't reveal the location . This might increase the risk of hunting of such beautiful creatures — Shivam Bhawsar (@shiv_3003) March 6, 2021
The tech entrepreneur also shared a photograph of the black panther, shot by his wife Rohini Nilekani.
The prequel – Black Panther planning his encounter with Scarface – pic by Rohini Nilekani, who as usual delivered another outstanding Kabini experience! pic.twitter.com/4BtNhNLbCV— Nandan Nilekani (@NandanNilekani) March 6, 2021
The Nilekani’s love for the big cat is well known and documented. According to a Deccan Herald report, Rohini described Kabini as her favourite wildlife spot and said it is a ‘special place’.