Leopard Carcasses Found in Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary

Angul: The carcasses of two leopards were recovered from Kulangi village under Pampasar forest range in Satkosia Wildlife Division. According to reports, the matter came to the fore after some locals of Kulangi under Pampasar forest range of the sanctuary spotted the decomposed carcasses and informed the Forest department about the same.

On getting information, a team of Forest officials led by Jayanand and DFO Saroj Kumar Panda rushed to the spot and carried out a preliminary investigation.

As per the preliminary investigation, it was learnt that the carcasses as those of an adult female leopard and a baby leopard whose age was estimated to be one year. The two leopards died around 10 days back, the forest officials found, by examining the bodies.

Though the exact reason behind the death is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the leopards were caught in a trap laid by poachers. The RCCF said that the viscera of the two leopards have been sent to Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) for testing, to ascertain the cause of death.

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