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Leopardess found dead in Gurgaon

Press Trust of India  |  Gurgaon 

A one-year-old leopardess was found dead today under mysterious circumstances in Gairatpur village, an said.

The matter came to light when the villagers spotted the leopardess at 7 am with injuries on neck and legs, he said. They later informed the police and wildlife officials.

A team of wildlife officials reached the spot at 9 am to investigate the reason of its death.

"The carcass was found near a water body, indicating that the animal might have come there for water and died during a territorial fight with a leopard," said Shyam Sundar Kaushik, (DFO) of Gurgaon range.

"We have sent the carcass for postmortem to ascertain the actual cause of the death," he added. PTI CORR

A one year old female was found under mysterious circumstance in millennium city gairatpur bas village here today.

The wild cat was first spotted by villagers at 7 a.m with injuries on neck, legs and blood over the body was being gelled. They later informed the local police and wild life officials.

A team of wild life officers reached at the spot around 9 AM to investigate the reason of its death. They believes that fight between two leopards would be taken place in the wee hours when they come at the water body for drinking.

Since the wild cat was found dead near to a water body located to village temple, it appears it was a territorial fight between two leopards. The stronger one killed another when it came for drinking water",said Shyam Sundar Kaushik, (DFO) wild life of Gurgaon range.

We have sent the body for postmortem to ascertain actual cause of death, the added.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 21:25 IST