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Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Leopard strays in residential area in Kishtwar, captured

india Updated: Jul 29, 2017 13:15 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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A leopard strayed in a residential area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar district triggering panic among the locals, but was later captured.

“We had received several complaints from the locals about the presence of a leopard. The animal was reportedly on the prowl in Drabshalla area for the last 15 days and had attacked cattle,” Majid Bashir, Wild Life warden of Kishtwar division, said.

“The leopard was later trapped in a cage,” he said.

This was the ninth such catch in the Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban districts this year.

The captured animal has been transported to Kishtwar, from where it will be sent to Manda Zoo in Jammu, the official said.

First Published: Jul 29, 2017 13:15 IST