Farmers seek relocation of leopard

  • | Wednesday | 27th September, 2023

Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar: Farmers from Savkheda village in Gangapur taluka of Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar district have sought relocation of a leopard after another cattle was killed by the big cat.According to the villagers, three cattle have recently been killed by the leopard with the latest incident taking place around a week ago. A leopard killed my cow around a month ago. The forest officials carried out a panchanama and confirmed the presence of leopard in our area. I have so far not received any compensation from the authorities, Kiran Pere, a farmer from Sawarkheda, said.Mahesh Borude, another affected farmer, said the leopard is still in their area and was sighted by one of the villagers on Monday night. When contacted, range forest fficer S G Kavathe said Gangapur and adjoining areas is a sugar cane cultivation belt and invites leopards from the western and central Maharashtra.The big cat feeds on wild boar, deer and neelgai found in and around the farms. Leopards in a way are friends of the farmers as they keep a check on the population of wild animals attacking their crops, he said.We also published the following articles recentlyMan mauled by leopard while grazing his cattleA 72-year-old man was attacked and severely injured by a leopard while grazing cattle in a forest area in Jaipur. The man managed to resist and force the animal to flee, but sustained severe wounds to his head, face, legs, and hands. He was admitted to the hospital for treatment. The forest department initiated a search operation to locate the leopard, as it could potentially pose a threat to other people. The incident highlights the need for measures to address the increasing incidents of man-animal conflict.Leopard sighted near IIIT campusA leopard was spotted near the IIIT campus in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. Forest department officials have been alerted and are searching for any pug marks in the area. This comes after six leopards have been trapped on the Alipiri-Tirumala footpath since June. In another incident, a leopard cub was found dead from starvation in Ratnagiri district, while 15 deer died in Bengalurus Bannerghatta Biological Park.Leopard cub dies of starvationA four-month-old leopard cub was found dead from starvation in Navedar village, Ratnagiri district. The cubs body was discovered in a decomposed state under a pile of fuel wood. In other news, 15 deer have died at Bannerghatta Biological Park in Bengaluru due to gastrointestinal issues and other health problems. A rescued leopard cub has successfully recovered after receiving treatment, while a tigress named Trisha has passed away from mouth cancer. Seven leopard cubs at Bannerghatta National Park have died from the Feline panleukopenia virus. Measures are being taken to prevent further spread.

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Farmers seek relocation of leopard
  • Wednesday | 27th September, 2023