Dimapur, February 19: In a successful operation carried out by the Wildlife Wing of the Department of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Nagaland, a trapped problematic leopard (Panthera pardus) 10 yrs (approx) at Tsuremmen village, Mokokchung district was safely relocated at Intanki National Park on Friday.
Tokaho H Kinimi, IFS, Wildlife Warden Dimapur informed that news of a trapped adult leopard at Tsuremmen village was received on Wednesday through Dr. Sentitula, IFS, DFO Mokokchung wherein a Tranquilizing Unit under Wildlife Division Dimapur was immediately dispatched.
The report from the Tsuremmen Village Council suggest that the leopard was straying frequently into human habitation lifting livestock and poultry prompting the local villagers in setting a cage trap to capture the leopard which was posing a menace to their livelihood and safety.
It was decided that the animal be relocated to a secure location through Vepal Singh, IFS, Chief Wildlife Warden, Nagaland.
After medical examination by veterinarian Dr. T.R. Wati, Animal Health Centre, Dimapur, Nagaland, the animal was escorted by staff of Intanki National Park and Wildlife Division, Dimapur to Intanki National Park where it was safely released in good health.
(Page News Service)