Leopard caught on IIT campus, released near Omkareshwar

  • | Thursday | 10th January, 2019

INDORE: A leopard was caught in a trap set up by Indian Institute of Technology, Indore on its campus on Monday which was later handed over to the forest department.The forest areas around IIT-I campus also have presence of many types of wild animals. On Monday morning, the leopard was finally trapped in small case set up by IIT . It was later released in its natural habitat near Omkareshwar ,” SDO Indore Alvin Burman said.A seizure memo was made by the forest department at the time of collection from IIT-I and release. The leopard was not tranquilized while being shifted from smaller cage to the larger cage.It was taken to Indore zoo, where a medical examination of the leopard was done by veterinary doctor and Indore zoo in-charge Uttam Yadav.“The leopard was a four-year-old male and was found to be completely healthy in the medical examination. The institute had set up two traps inside campus to tackle any such eventuality.Before it was caught, the leopard had been seen roaming in the region and the students had been asked to stay away from the area.

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