Male leopard killed in fight with another big cat

  • | Sunday | 26th November, 2023

Nashik: Forest department officials in Nashik said a male leopard, aged between 5 and 6 years, was killed following a fight over territory with another big cat.Forest officials, who reached the spot on Saturday morning, found the animal lying dead in a pool of blood.The postmortem was carried out in the government veterinary hospital at Ashok Stambh.It was clear that the animal died due to heavy loss of blood, said a senior officer.Officials said they received a call in the early hours of the day from the residents of the Jalalpur village about a wild cat lying still in the area. The officials visited the spot and found the cat dead. When the forest officials looked around trying to understand the cause of death, they found marks on the dead leopards body, indicating there was a fight between two male leopards.The two cats fought for territory. The body of the dead leopard bore deep wounds on the neck, the officer added.The officer also said that none of the people had heard any noise. Probably the incident took place between 2am and 4am, the officer added.The officers said the cat was cremated as per norms.We also published the following articles recentlyArmy of officials, jumbos out to track leopard that killed 5UP forest officials are using motion sensor cameras and tranquillizing methods to capture a female leopard that has killed five humans to protect its cubs. The leopard, which has moved out of Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, is suspected to have killed three children and two women in three months. The operation has intensified after the animal killed Kunta Devi, triggering a protest by villagers. Veterinarians from various reserves and zoos, as well as two elephants, are assisting in the tracking operation to ensure the safety of local villages.1 leopard found near actors farm, another triggers scareTwo leopards were sighted near Bengaluru, one at Kuduregere in Bengaluru Urban and another near Soladevanahalli in Bengaluru Rural. The leopard near Soladevanahalli was spotted near the farm of Sandalwood actor Leelavathi. The actors son, Vinod Raj, reported the sightings and alerted the forest officials. Cages have been set up at conflict locations and efforts are being made to create awareness among locals. In Kuduregere, residents have also reported leopard sightings near an agricultural farm.Farmer injured in leopard attack in Haryanas Yamunanagar, animal shortly diesA farmer in Ibrahimpur village, Yamunanagar district, was injured in a leopard attack while working in his agriculture fields. The injured farmer, identified as Nawab, suffered multiple injuries. The wildlife department rescued a 13-month-old female leopard, but it died later due to illness. The leopard was taken to a veterinary hospital for treatment but succumbed to multiple organ failure. The farmers condition is reported to be fine according to villagers.

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