8-month old leopard dies in search of mother; says wildlife official



Srinagar, April 11 (GNS): A leopard was found dead under mysterious circumstances in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Monday.

“The leopard was found dead near fruit mandi in Puchar village of Rajpora under mysterious circumstances today morning”, official sources told news agency GNS.

They said that the police and wild life officials were informed about it who immediately reached the spot and recovered the carcass, they said.

A wildlife official of Range Pulwama-Shopian, Shiraz Ahmad told GNS that their department has taken possession of the carcass.

While denying the death of leopard under mysterious conditions, the official said that the initial investigations revealed that the 8 month old leopard had a naturally death as the animal was in search of its mother.

“She might have died of pain as the animal could not find its mother since long”, the officer said. (GNS)