Balrampur, Uttar Pradesh, India – A leopard that had strayed into farms was rescued by a team of forest officials on Friday, only to die hours later during treatment. The incident occurred in the Suhelwa Wildlife Sanctuary, a protected area known for its diverse wildlife population.
According to Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Sem Maran, the leopard was found in a weakened state and appeared to be unwell. The rescue team immediately transported the animal to a nearby veterinary facility for treatment. Despite the efforts of veterinarians, the leopard passed away a few hours later.
The cause of death remains unclear, and the forest department has sent the leopard’s carcass for a post-mortem examination to determine the exact cause. The findings of the post-mortem will help authorities understand the circumstances surrounding the leopard’s death and take appropriate measures to prevent similar incidents in the future.
The death of the leopard is a significant loss for the Suhelwa Wildlife Sanctuary and highlights the challenges faced by wildlife conservation efforts. Leopards are an important part of the ecosystem, playing a crucial role in maintaining ecological balance. Their presence also contributes to the tourism industry, attracting nature enthusiasts from around the world.
Forest officials are urging local communities to report any sightings of leopards or other wildlife to the department immediately. They also emphasize the importance of maintaining a safe distance from wild animals and avoiding any actions that could provoke them.