leopard caged in Dibrugarh
A view of the caged leopard in Dibrugarh. Image credit - Northeast Now

A two-year-old female leopard was successfully rescued by a forest team at the Jalan tea estate in Dibrugarh on Wednesday morning.

“The leopard got trapped last night at the Jalan tea estate and we rescued the leopard this morning. No major or minor injury has been found on her body,” said a forest official.

Pranjal Baruah, a forest range officer in Dibrugarh, said, “We have kept the leopard under the observation of veterinary doctor and on Wednesday morning, the animal was released in the wild,”

“For the past several days, the leopard was spotted in the tea garden and the tea workers feared to go to the tea estate for plucking leaves,” the forest official said.

“The tea garden management and tea workers complained to us about the straying of the leopard in the tea garden.”

“We placed a cage inside the tea garden and last night it was trapped inside the iron cage,” informed the forest range officer.

“Earlier, we caged a big leopard from the same area.”

“The leopard was spotted in the area for many a time. Another leopard is still present in the area and we will soon trap the leopard,” Baruah said.

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