Trapped leopard relocated at NZP
Dimapur, Feb. 19 (EMN): In a successful operation carried out by the Wildlife Wing of the department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, a trapped leopard (Panthera pardus), aged around 10 years, from Tsuremmen village in Mokokchung district was safely relocated at Intangki National Park on February 19.
An update from Tokaho H Kinimi, Wildlife Warden Dimapur, informed that news of a trapped adult leopard at Tsuremmen village was received on Wednesday through Dr. Sentitula, DFO Mokokchung, wherein a tranquilising unit under Wildlife Division, Dimapur, was immediately dispatched.
Report from the Tsuremmen Village Council suggested that the leopard was straying frequently into human habitation lifting livestock and poultry prompting the local villagers in setting a cage trap to capture the leopard, which was posing a menace to their livelihood and safety.
The leopard was relocated to a secure location following suggestions from Vepal Singh, chief wildlife warden, Nagaland. It added that the animal was released in good health after escorted by the staff of Intangki National Park and Wildlife Division, Division. The animal was examined by veterinarian Dr. TR Wati from Animal Health Centre, Dimapur.