Rescued leopard dies

MYSORE, MARCH 24. The three-and-a-half-year-old leopard that was rescued from a well at Kumbarahalli in Nanjangud taluk on Wednesday died of pneumonia on Thursday.

The Executive Director of Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, Manoj Kumar, said the female leopard died due to water in its lungs. The animal had breathing problem.

Meanwhile, the claws of the leopard were found missing. Mr. Manoj Kumar said that it is a serious issue and he has sought an explanation from the veterinarians. He said some claim that the claws had been removed even before the animal was brought to the zoo for treatment. The matter will be investigated, he added.

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