Trapped Leopard rescued in Tanahun


14th Aug, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


DAMAULI, August 14: A leopard has been rescued from a chicken cage on Sunday morning as the owner found it inside the chicken cage at Katuwa of Byas Municipality-5 of Tanahun district.

The chicken cage which belonged to local Shri Prasad Thapa did not had much chickens at the time. Chief at the District Forest Office, Tanahun, Ambika Paudel informed that the leopard had ate two chickens and left one dead.

However, the big cat was found stuck inside the cage as it was unable to exit the cage this morning, Paudel added.

A team of forest rangers led by Assistant Forest Officer Narayan Koirala captured the leopard and brought it to the District forest office.

The leopard that measures four foot in length, one and half foot width and two foot height, will be sent to Kathmandu-based Central Zoo, informed Chief Forest Officer Paudel.

However, if the office is unable to send the leopard to Kathmandu due to obstructed roads, it will be left in the jungle far from human settlement, informed the Tanahun District Forest Office