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Leopard cub found dead in UP sanctuary

Press Trust of India  |  Bahraich 

Carcass of a leopard cub has been found in of Uttar Pradesh's district, forest officials said on Sunday.

The carcass was spotted on Saturday.

On Friday, a cub and a cow were found dead in the sanctuary.

The carcass of the second cub was spotted almost 50 metres away from the place where the cow's body was found, Field said.

The cubs were 12 months to 15 months old, he added.

Pandey said according to post-mortem examination conducted by experts from (IVRI), Bareilly, there is a possibility that the cubs were attacked by a bigger carnivorous animal.

He said presence of a bigger leopard as shown by the camera trap, pugmarks and a partially-eaten carcass of the cow corroborate the theory.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 16:05 IST