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Mountain leopard set free

The mountain leopard was released to the Samanala Forest yesterday.
The mountain leopard was released to the Samanala Forest yesterday.

The mountain leopard that was trapped in a snare at Ginigathhena estate was released to the Samanala Forest yesterday (13), Wildlife Conservation officer Prabash Karunatileke said.

The six-year-old leopard was taken to Nallathanniya Wildlife office for further treatment.

The suspect who had set up the snare has been remanded till July 15th after being produced before the Hatton District Judge and Magistrate J. Troski.

The suspect is a 70-year-old resident of Ginigathhena and a father of three.

Six leopards including a rare black leopard have died by getting trapped in snares this year in the hill country. Three leopards have been rescued and released after treatment.

 


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