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Leopard caught in Mokokchung finds a new home at NZP

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By EMN Updated: Jul 13, 2020 3:46 pm
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Dimapur, July 13 (EMN):
The female leopard that was caught in a farmland of Longpong ward in Mokokchung district on July 11 has found a new home at the Nagaland Zoological Park where the animal is now being taken care of.

It was reported that some youths of Longpong set a trap for the leopard after it killed livestock.

The locals claimed that the leopard posed a threat to human lives in the future, given its repeated attacks on livestock in the area.

The director of Nagaland Zoological Park, Dr Prabhat Kumar, informed that the leopard has been housed in a cell of the zoo.

The “rescued” female leopard seen here in a cell, on Sunday at the Nagaland Zoological Park.  

The zoo’s director said the leopard was caught on the night of July 11 using a locally-made trap by youths and that the leopard was handed over to the range officer of Tuli.

The official said the wildlife warden of Dimapur, Tokaho Kinimi, dispatched a team, which brought the animal to Dimapur.

Appreciating the ‘good decision’ taken by the ward members, Kumar expressed gratitude to the chairman and youths of Longpong ward, Tuli, for their efforts in the successful ‘rescue’ operation. He appreciated the efforts of the Mokokchung district forest officer, the administration and the police of both Mokokchung and Dimapur for their contribution to the ‘rescue’ effort.

Likewise, he thanked the Forest and Police department of Assam for helping to provide a safe transit.

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By EMN Updated: Jul 13, 2020 3:46:08 pm