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Leopard found dead in Pench Tiger Reserve

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

A leopard was found dead in Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Maharashtra, a said on Friday.

The carcass of the animal was spotted on Thursday evening.

"The staff of the PTR's South Fulzari beat came across the carcass of an adult leopard during patrolling in the dry riverbed in compartment no 546 of East range of PTR, at around 5 pm on Thursday," a release issued by said.

After being alerted, the range forest officers reached the spot.

"Prima facie, the animal apparently died as a result of territorial fight. Puncture wounds and laceration marks were visible on the neck and head portion. Body parts like teeth, vibrissae, claws, etc. were found to be to be intact and the carcass seemed to be 5-6 days old," the release said.

As per the standard operating procedures laid down by the (NTCA), a search operation was carried out in around 500 metres radius around the spot.

"During the search, pugmarks of a tiger and a leopard were observed on the nearby trails," it said.

A search of other injured carnivore is in process and camera traps have been set up for the purpose, the release said.

The PTR is spread over parts of and

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 16:41 IST