Two leopards were found dead on Wednesday and Thursday in Ramtek and Deolapar Forest Ranges under Nagpur Forest Division.
It is reported that a leopard got stuck in slushy area in survey no: 339 near Patgowri village in Ramtek range on Wednesday. Upon getting information, a rescue team from Nagpur rushed to the spot and tried its best to rescue the beast. However, the leopard breathed its last due to water entering in the nose and mouth.
In another case, a leopard was killed after dash by an unidentified vehicle in Manegaon round, Deolapar range, on National Highway No: 44 during intervening midnight on Wednesday and Thursday.
As per the SOP by National Tiger Conservation Authority, post mortem of both the leopards was conducted at Transit Treatment Centre, Seminary Hills, here today. Dr Subodh Nandagawli, Dr M D Pawse, Dr Sujit Kolangat and Dr S P Kakde conducted the post-mortem. Dr Bharat Singh Hada, Deputy Conservator of Forest, Narendra Chandewar, Assistant Conservator of Forest, Wagh, Ghadge, both RFOs, Kundan Hate, Member, State Board for Wildlife, Avinash Londhe, Honorary Wildlife Warden, and staff members were present on the occasion.