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Leopard stuck in barbed wire rescued in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur

ByPTI, Hoshiarpur
Oct 23, 2022 05:25 AM IST

Divisional forest officer Rajesh Kumar said he had received information about the trapped leopard on Saturday morning

A team of the forest and wildlife department rescued a leopard, which had got stuck in a barbed wire fencing at Bassi Umar Khan village, said officials here on Saturday.

A team of the forest and wildlife department rescued a leopard, which had got stuck in a barbed wire fencing at Bassi Umar Khan village, said officials here on Saturday.- (Image for representational purpose)
A team of the forest and wildlife department rescued a leopard, which had got stuck in a barbed wire fencing at Bassi Umar Khan village, said officials here on Saturday.- (Image for representational purpose)

Divisional forest officer (DFO) Rajesh Kumar said he had received information about the trapped leopard on Saturday morning.

Four teams of the department were sent to the village to rescue the leopard.

Services of Phillaur forest range officer Jaswant Singh were requisitioned and he reached the spot with his tranquilliser gun.

He fired two shots at the leopard.

After the leopard became unconscious, the wildlife officials released it from the barbed wire and put it in an iron cage.

Looking at the condition of the animal, it seemed there were marks of old wounds on its face and it had lost one of its eyes due to some old injury, said Kumar.

It seemed that the leopard got stuck in the barbed wire while it came to the village in search of food.

Later, the leopard was examined by a veterinary doctor who gave a certificate that it was fit enough to be released, said Kumar.

The leopard will be released into natural safe habitat Saturday evening, he said.

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