Saturday, February 20, 2010

Leopard caught, sent to Junagadh zoo

Leopard caught, sent to Junagadh zoo
Times of India

A leopard was caught on the outskirts of Iswariya village in Junagadh district's Veraval taluka on Thursday night by forest officials. The officials were on an alert for past eight days since two women were killed by a wild cat in the village.
   "On Thursday night, the leopard was trapped in one of the three cages, which were placed to nab it. Presently, we can't say if this leopard (female), which has been caught, was responsible for killing the two women. We have sent the leopard to the rescue centre at Sakkarbaug Zoo in Junagadh,'' said range forest officer KR Vaghashiya.
   He said, "We had earlier taken the leopard's footprints on victims' bodies, which will now be matched with the captive leopard to know if she was the 'killer' wild cat." TNN

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