The carcass of a six-year-old-female leopard that had been shot to death was discovered yesterday at the Brownlow Tea Estate at Maskeliya, Nallathanniya, Wildlife officer Prabash Karunathilake said.
He said the leopard was a well grown female who had been shot in the head thrice.
“Investigations are underway in search of the perpetrators. The Post-mortem examination is being carried out and the Hatton Magistrate Court has been notified regarding the killing,” Mr. Karunathilake said. (Ranjith Rajapaksa)