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2 leopards found dead in Uttarakhand

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 21:03

Dehradun: Two leopards have been found dead in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.

According to forest department officials, the carcass of a leopardess was recovered yesterday from a field in Gadkhet village of Garud area in Bagheshwar district.

The post-mortem examination report concluded that the one-and-a-half-year-old feline had died of pneumonia.

In a separate incident, another carcass of a leopard was found in Tiwarikhola village of Betalghat area in Nainital district.

The carcass bore a wound on the back, raising doubt that the big cat could have perished in a fight with another wild animal, the officials said.

A post-mortem is being conducted to ascertain exact cause of the death.

First Published: Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 21:03

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