Seoni (MP): Carcass of a female leopard was found at Raiyarao jungles of Khawasa forest range under the buffer zone of Pench Tiger Reserve, an official said here Monday.
The viscera of the big cat has been sent for test to forensic laboratory, said Khawasa Forest Range Officer D S Solanki.
The carcass was found by the field duty staffers last morning. The feline died some days ago and appears to be between the age group of 12 to 18 months, he added.
Body parts of the big cat were found intact, indicating that it was possibly not poached, he said, adding the feline might have died in a territorial fight with another big cat.
The cause of death will be known after the postmortem report is out.