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Black leopard trapped in snare in Hatton

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A black leopard, classified as rare in Sri Lanka, has reportedly been injured after being trapped in a snare in the Lakshapana Estate in Nallathanniya, Hatton  yesterday.  

Wildlife Conservation Department spokesperson, Hasini Sarachandra said the injured animal was transported to the Randenigala Veterinary Hospital with the assistance of officials from the Nallathanniya Department of Wildlife Conservation yesterday afternoon. She further said the Chief Veterinary Surgeon attached to the Udawalawa Department of Wildlife Conservation Dr. Malaka Abeyratne has examined the male leopard and confirmed that it is seven years of age. 

PIc by Gamini bandara Illangathilake