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Guj: Leopard cub dies of pneumonia in Gir forest

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

A one-and-half-year old leopard cub died due to pneumonia in Gir forest in Gujarat's district, a said Friday.

The carcass of the leopard cub was found by forest staff in Dalkhania range of Gir forest in taluka of district Thursday, of told PTI.

"As per reports shared by local officials, the leopard cub died due to lung infection, that is pneumonia. The cause of death was revealed during the post mortem," said Saxena.

"Every infection is not a virus infection. Young cubs are normally susceptible to such lung infection. This is a common issue among young cubs," he added.

Incidentally, this is the same forest range where 23 lions died in September due to infighting, Canine Distemper Virus and Protozoa infection.

Saxena said that the leopard's death was not connected with the infection that killed the lions earlier.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 20:30 IST
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