Updated June 10th, 2024 at 10:45 IST

Leopard Cub Found Dead Near Katarniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary

A male leopard cub was found dead in a village in the Katarniaghat Wildlife Division in Bahraich district

Reported by: Digital Desk
leopard cub found dead in UP's Katarniaghat | Image:Representative
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Bahraich: A 10-month-old male leopard cub was found dead in a village in the Katarniaghat Wildlife Division in Bahraich district. 

According to the forest department, based on the condition of the body, it appears that the leopard likely died during an animal conflict.

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Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) B Shiv Shankar stated that upon receiving information about the mutilated body of a leopard cub in a field located in Banghusari village within the Motipur forest range, forest department officials and workers arrived at the location and took possession of the body.

The DFO said the dead cub is a male of about 10 months in age, weighing about 14-15 kg. Looking at the body, it seems that the cub must have died in a conflict between animals sometime in the night between Saturday and Sunday.

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The exact reason for the death will be known only after the post-mortem examination is conducted, the DFO said, and added that a panel of doctors will be conducting the post-mortem examination of the cub's body.

 

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Published June 10th, 2024 at 10:45 IST