Caged Leopard released back to forest

January 6, 2011

Dehradun, (Dainik Jargran) on Jan 6, 2011

A Leopard considered a nuisance for past six month was finally caught caged within the premises of Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun, Uttarakhand in India. The Leopard was later released into the desnse forest of Malhan range of Shivalik ridge by the forest officials.The range is within the Rajaji National Park forest wildlife reserve.

This particular male Leopard was active for past six month near and around IMA premises. Though there were three separate cages set up to catch this poor cat, but he kept eluding the trap all this while. Finally in the night 4/5 Jan he fall into trap set-up near Kariappa battalion. When in morning the Leopard catch was confirmed the forest department officials reached the spot and took control.

Later the Leopard was taken to the forest office of the Asharodi range. Dehradoon forest department SDO J S Rawat claims the Leopard is about 3-4 years old and iin perfectly good shape. Later in afternoon the Cat was released into Malhan range of Shivalik ridge. Soon as the cage was open this beautiful Leopard jumped off and vanished inside the forest. SDO Rawat claims the Leopard will have ideal habitat and ample kill in this forest range.


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