Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another leopard caged in Ishwariya village

Another leopard caged in Ishwariya village
Times of India
Print Edition

On the second day in a row, Junagadh range forest officials caught another leopard in Ishwariya village early on Wednesday. This was exactly at the spot where a leopard had killed two women last month. Since the deaths, foresters have caught three leopards, one of which was caught on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, a female leopard got caught in the cage. It was also sent to Sakkarbaug Zoo in Junagadh like the rest of leopards caught from the region. While Tuesday's animal was caught 50 metre away from Ishwariya, on Wednesday morning a leopard was caught in the cage exactly near river Hiran where the two woman were killed.

Later, the leopard was displayed in the village to assuage the fear of the villagers. "The area is habitat of leopards. So, whenever residents of the region complaint about the threats of wildlife animals, we attend to it immediately," deputy conservator of forests(Junagadh division) Anita Karne told TOI.

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