Finally, the foxy leopard falls into foresters’ trap
BHOPAL: The sly
leopard that foxed the foresters and caused panic among the people for the last
two weeks was finally penned in by the wild animal rescue team on Sunday
Post penning of
the cagey animal, foresters and people of Bhadbhada area heaved a sigh of
The coop that
the animal fell in was installed on the Indian Institute of Forest Management
(IIFM) campus. A prey, a goat, was kept in the cage to lure the leopard and
after it was fenced in, the relieved foresters immediately sent the wild cat to
the Satpura National Park (Pachmarhi).
reports, the wild animal rescue team had put four cages with lambs to attract
the at-large leopard ever since it injured five persons on October 4. However,
the wild cat could not be traced by the team despite intensive search on the
morning, the officials of the forest department heard the sounds of closure of
the gate of the cage and when they checked they found the leopard inside it.
stalked into the trap to hunt the lamb but once he was locked in, it did not
attack the lamb.
The wild animal
rescue team took the leopard to Van Vihar. A medical examination was performed
in presence of Dr Ajay Gupta and Vimal Raj.
director of Van Vihar Dr Sudesh Waghmare said the leopard was about five-year-
old male. The rescue team had found evidence of its presence on the IIFM campus
and the area was to be searched today. However, the animal itself entered the
cage to hunt the lamb.
examination, the leopard was sent to the Satpura National Park,’ added Dr
The news of
cooping up of the leopard brought a big relief to the people living in
localities around IIFM, judicial academy and Bhadbhada.
Katrina too dies
In the aftermath
of the death of Nimmi on Saturday, another beautiful female leopard Katrina
died in Van Vihar National Park on Sunday.
Katrina, who was
ailing for a long time, was on life-saving drugs for a few days.
director of Van Vihar Dr Sudesh Waghmare said Katrina died of bebesia, a
protozoan disease. She has stopped eating for the past six days and she was
being administered life-saving drugs. Her liver and kidney were not
functioning. She was under treatment of Dr AB Shrivastava. The post-mortem examination will be performed
Dr Waghmare said
Katrina was three-year- old female and brought here from Ashta (Sehore
district) three years ago.