Death of seven-feet leopard being probed

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The Wild Life Conservation Department is probing the death of a seven-feet male leopard in the Deltota, Lulakanda area.

Assistant Forest Range officer G R Dharmarathna told the Daily Mirror that the leopard was found dead on Monday evening following information provided by resident to the area wild life office.

An official from the Wild Life Conservation Department said the carcass of the leopard was handed over to the Peradeniya veterinary surgeon for a postmortem.

He said the reason for the leopard’s death had not been established so far.

The Sri Lankan leopard is a subspecies of leopards native to Sri Lanka that was first described in 1956 by the Sri Lankan zoologist Deraniyagala.

The leopard was listed as an Endangered species on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List in 2008 is also an offense to kill, trade or harm a leopard under the Wildlife Act. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 4

  • ANTON Saturday, 19 August 2017 07:51 AM

    KILLING INNOCENT ANIMALS IS SIMPLE FOR THE PEOPLE WHO KILL HUMANS..... DEAR LEOPARD , WHATEVER THE POSSIBILITIES OF REBIRTH, DON'T COME TO SRILANKA AGAIN.

    ANTON Saturday, 19 August 2017 07:59 AM

    ANIMALS DON'T LIE, ANIMALS DON'T CRITICIZE, ANIMALS DON'T ASK QUESTIONS, ANIMALS DON'T BRING NO FAITH MOTIONS, TREAT THEM LIKE YOUR BEST FRIENDS.

    Hautaum Saturday, 19 August 2017 07:59 PM

    It is nice to hear. still there are such tigers in our Jungle. Other-hand, people live in remote areas, killing them as fear factor. So Govt should have good proper security plan for people and animals because as they are also part of life.

    Kadiya Sunday, 20 August 2017 04:34 PM

    If probes of famous sportsmen and journalists' murders are yet to be finalized God only knows where and when this probe will end!


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