A leopard, working amok in Agra’s Etmauddaula, was rescued after a four-hour-long operation by the Uttar Pradesh Forest Division and a non-government organisation, Wildlife SOS.
The leopard was captured on CCTV footage, working out of a home onto the crowded streets. It made its method right into a fruit storage room, the place it was locked inside by the locals. As soon as the Forest Division was alerted, a nine-member staff of Wildlife SOS rushed to the spot with a staff of forest officers.
“It is a densely populated space so the leopard sighting brought on a wave of panic among the many residents,” mentioned Akhilesh Pande, Divisional Forest Officer, Agra. “After deploying our staff to evaluate the scenario, we contacted Wildlife SOS for his or her help in the rescue operation. We had been in a position to present efficient and well timed intervention with their assist,” he mentioned.
The leopard was tranquilised by Wildlife SOS veterinary physician Dr S Ilayaraja after drilling a gap in the wall of the storage room to guard the group of 200 individuals gathered on the spot.
Dr Ilayaraja, who can be the Deputy Director of Veterinary Companies at Wildlife SOS, mentioned that the rescue was extraordinarily difficult because of the big crowd. “The leopard is a male, between 7 to eight years previous. Such rescue operations are extremely delicate and want cautious planning in order to make sure the protection of the animal in addition to of the individuals,” he mentioned.