KANPUR A leopard rescued from Bijnore on August 12 and delivered to the Etawah Lion Safari died on August 19. The safari administration, already beneath fireplace over the deaths of five lion cubs earlier, allegedly stored the information of the leopard’s dying beneath wraps for 2 days.
A crew of medical doctors carried out the post-mortem and the physique was disposed of, stated officers on Monday. The leopard had entered a village in Bijnor and attacked an individual, after which locals attacked it with sticks. It was stated to have sustained inner accidents.
Deputy director of the safari, Jai Prakash Singh, stated the leopard had inner accidents and an infection for which it was being handled. “It couldn’t be saved regardless of greatest efforts and handed away of August 19,” he stated.
The Etawah safari misplaced six cubs this 12 months, together with five of lioness Sona’s in fast succession. The safari administration drew widespread criticism when the final cub died on August 14. A bear ‘Kuno’ had additionally died right here on August 12.
At present, there have been 19 lions and lionesses within the lion breeding centre at the safari. Two lionesses – Jessica and Sona – gave births to 11 cubs, of which six had died.
Samajwadi Occasion president Akhilesh Yadav had been attacking the UP authorities over the deaths of the cubs.