Nashik: Forest department rescues Leopard in Deolali camp area


The forest department in Nashik rescued a 3 to 4 years old female Leopard on Tuesday.

In Nashik’s Deolali camp area the leopard was found and it will be released back into the forest by the department.

“A female leopard has been rescued by our team in Nashik’s Deolali camp area. It is around 3-4-year-old and is in healthy condition. We will release in a forest soon,” Ganesh Rao Jhole, Forest Officer said.

Meanwhile on Monday, in connection with leopard skin smuggling, four people were arrested by the Forest Department West from Nashik.

“Forest Dept West apprehended leopard skin smugglers from Igatpuri Aboli village in Nashik. Four accused have been caught with leopard skin. We are doing the interrogation and will try to investigate if they have any international links,” Pankaj Garg, the Deputy Forest Conservator said.

Earlier on 31 August, police officials recovered body parts of wild animals including two leopard skins in Assam’s Nagoan district.

Moreover, the Nagaon Forest Division launched an operation in Dobaka, Namati, and Kampur areas and there they recovered the skin. The operation was launched on the information of the Forest Department.