Dead Leopard found

January 11, 2011


Ranikhet: The forest department of the Mohaan range within Corbett Tiger reserve found a dead female Leopard on Monday after the being reported by the villagers. The dead Leopard ignited commotion within the forest department. The Leopard died because of the thorny Porcupine. The Leopard must have attacked a Porcupine which in return infested her body with thorns – a defense mechanism of this unique mammal. There were several porcupine thorns found on the carcass.

The dead female Leopard was discovered by the villagers of Kholyo-Kyari village.

It’s a sad loss, but the natural causes of the death means no foul-play (poaching).

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