Rare black leopard cub dies after fight with tiger
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Rare black leopard cub dies after fight with tiger

February 8, 2017

A rare black leopard cub was found dead at near Mathigodu K.M. Kolli wildlife zone in Anechoukuru forest range of Nagarahole forest yesterday  

It is suspected that the female black leopard cub which is six months old might have died after being attacked by a tiger as pug marks were found around the carcass and a deep hole was found in the leopard’s head.

The post-mortem conducted by Veterinarian Dr, Umashankar, revealed that the rare leopard cub’s skull was broken.

ACF Prasanna Kumar said that the leopard may have died due to injuries.

Nagarahole Conservator of Forest and   Project Tiger Officer Manikantan, Gram Panchayat President Shivanna and  Zilla Panchayat  member Pankaja visited the spot.

It may be recalled that MLC Sandesh Nagaraj had urged for a thorough probe into the deaths of wild animals in Nagarahole by forming a High Level Committee.

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