Female Leopard, 2 Cubs Found Dead in 3 Days

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Female Leopard, 2 Cubs Found Dead in 3 Days

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Vadodara:  A six-year-old female leopard and two leopard cubs were found dead near Vadodara in last three days, forest officials said today.

Bodies of a six-year-old female leopard and a five-month-old female cub were recovered near ravines of a river in Manpura village of Dabhoi taluka in the district yesterday, while a six month-old male cub was found dead in Rajpura village on December 10, Dabhoi Range Forest Officer C C Rohit, told PTI.

Soon after receiving the information, a team of forest officials and veterinary doctors were sent to both the spots to recover bodies and for conducting postmortem, he said.

"The cause behind the deaths is yet to be ascertained and viscera of the leopard and cubs will be sent to FSL Lab in Surat next week to establish the exact cause," he said.

A team has been constituted to investigate the deaths as no external injuries were found on bodies of the animals, Rohit said.


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