Another mysterious leopard death

9 May 2016 04:17 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Another leopard was found dead on Sunday at the Albion Estate in Agarapathana, the Wild Life Department said today.

Wildlife Director General Dr. Sumith Pilapitiya said the leopard was suspected to be poisoned.

“Officers have been deployed to investigate the area and we will conduct a post mortem to determine the cause of death,” he said.

At least 10 leopards were found dead inside tea estates in Hatton, Watawala, Agarapathana and Norwood areas during the last five months.

It was suspected that food left out to eat was poisoned as the leopards did not have any external injuries. (Darshana Sanjeewa and Ranjith Rajapaksa)

  Comments - 7

  • sara Monday, 09 May 2016 05:01 PM

    Check wether Chinees are aroun

    mnsmart Monday, 09 May 2016 05:15 PM

    Selfish human beings don't know the value of these animals.

    saman Monday, 09 May 2016 05:23 PM

    catch these culprits and punish them

    nivek Monday, 09 May 2016 05:27 PM

    With the increase in population and governmentsPlans for massive develoment of the economy maybeIts the time for us to consider the concept of open zoos and safari parks protecting wild life,Taking for example countries such as singapore where they have night safari and indonesia. If we become creative and innovative enough theres no doubt it would be a big hit in the tourism industry. A win win for both man and wild.

    waco Wednesday, 11 May 2016 07:28 AM

    Leopards viss Tea Plantations after dark looing for easy pray. The residence are compelled to proect their Cattle,Goats etc, etc.

    Kosala Monday, 09 May 2016 08:30 PM

    Please educate this people. They are ignorant. via DM Android App

    Feline Monday, 09 May 2016 09:53 PM

    Humans are the worst virus in this world that should be contained. This world would have been so much better without this virus. via DM iOS App

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