Rescued leopard translocated to the wild at Satpura National park

Daily Bhaskar , Saturday, April 27, 2013
Correspondent :
Indore: A team of forest department released the rescued leopard in Satpura national park on Friday. The feline was rescued from Sinhasa village on February 16.

Divisional Forest Officer, Indore Saeed Khan said that the team which took the feline to Satpura national park, reached there around 10 am.

The team reached Gomti area of the park and the spotted feline was immediately released inside the forest area, Khan said.

A team from Satpura national park had come to Indore and had left with the feline in a special vehicle late on Thursday night. The feline was allowed to leave with the team after Indore zoo in charge Dr Uttam Yadav had seen all the reports of the animal and termed him fit to travel.

The team had reached Van Vihar, Bhopal around 7 am on Friday.

Last month, additional principal chief conservator of forest (APCCF) Subhash Thakur had visited Indore zoo to know health status of the leopard and was briefed about the recovery of the wound that was spotted in its paw during the rescue operation.

The feline was rescued from Simhasa village on February 16. The leopard was spotted after it attacked a local of the village and also injured seven others including six forest guards during a rescue operation in February.

A metal piece of a poaching trap was also recovered from the hind leg of the feline while it was rescued. Afterwards, the forest department had arrested some poachers from the area from where the animal was rescued.


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