Jawai in southwest Rajasthan is a land shaped by lava that bubbled to the surface millions of years ago. But that’s not what makes this place special. The granite hills surrounding human settlements have been claimed by wild leopards and these leopards have lived with humans for years in perfect harmony.
Discovery Channel’s Jawai: India’s Leopard Hills, a special one-hour programme, will uncover this astonishing story of the co-existence of two of nature’s creations—leopards and human beings.
Premiering on February 26 at 9 PM, Jawai: India’s Leopard Hills will take the viewers to the plains adjoining the Aravali Hill, in the heart of which exists the Jawai dam. This, perhaps, is the only place that has the highest density of leopards in the world and where humans and leopards cohabit.
The programme will showcase a unique moment in the wildlife history. As night falls, the cameras film six leopards that have come together on the temple stairs of the Perwa Hill. Additionally, the viewers will witness one particular rock formation which is home to a dense cluster of estimated 20 leopards on an area that’s roughly 500 metres long and 500 metres wide.
Discovery Channel will also reveal some of the other fascinating wildlife around the Jawai lake. The lake is a lifeline to crocodiles, flamingos and an incredible array of migratory birds. Unique among these are the Dusky Crag Martins who make complex mud nests on the cliffs of the Jawai hills. The programme will offer unbelievable testimonies of villagers and people living in the region about their camaraderie with the big cats who have become an integral part of their lives
Jawai: India’s Leopards and Hills will also premiere on Discovery Tamil and Discovery HD World on February 26 at 9 PM.