Leopard found dead inside Jim Corbett National Park

Last Updated: Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 00:26

Dehradun: A female leopard was found dead
inside the Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand with
forest officials suspecting that it might have got killed in a
fight with a tiger over prey.

Forest guards, patrolling Kalagarh division of the park,
found carcass of the leopardess and a deer yesterday. They
also spotted pug marks of a tiger at the site, official
sources said today.

A post-mortem report of the leopardess revealed that its
vertebra was broken at three places and respiratory tract
completely damaged which suggested that it might have got
killed in a fight with the tiger over prey, they said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 00:26

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