Two leopard carcasses were recovered from the forests of Uttarakhand’s Kumaon region in the last two days, forest officials said.
A carcass of a 12-year-old female leopard was found in Bageshwar district on Thursday evening and a four-year-old female leopard was found dead in Ramnagar in Nainital district on Wednesday.
On Thursday, the leopard was found dead in Majiyakhet forests in Bageshwar forest division.
BS Shaahi, divisional forest officer of Bageshwar said, “On Thursday evening, locals from Majiyakhet village spotted the leopard’s carcass and informed us. Our team rushed to the spot and after recovering the carcass, it was sent for a post-mortem examination. The exact cause of death will be known only after the post mortem report is received.”
This is the fourth leopard carcass to be found in the Kumaon region within a month. On December 11, a four-year-old leopard was found dead in Ramnagar. On December 1, the carcass of a three-year-old leopard cub that was killed in a road accident was found on the Ramnagar-Manglar road in Nainital.
Before this on October 17, a one-year-old leopard cub was found dead in Pithoragarh. In October, three leopard foetuses were also found in Almora district.