Two leopards found dead in Uttarakhand

Last Updated: Monday, February 25, 2013 - 14:58

Dehradun: Two leopards have been found dead in different parts of Uttarakhand, forest department sources said here today.

The carcass of a four-year-old leopard with its abdomen missing was found in Sattichaur forest in Kotdwar area of Pauri district by forest personnel yesterday, they said.

Prima facie, it seems to have died in a fight with other wild animals, the sources said, adding that the decaying body of the leopard was buried without a post-mortem.

In a separate incident, a 17-year-old leopard was found dead in Khanpur forests at Roorkee in Haridwar district last evening.

Forest officials said all the organs of the big cat were intact and no injuries found on its body.
A post-mortem will be conducted to ascertain the exact cause of its death, they said.


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First Published: Monday, February 25, 2013 - 14:58

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