May 29, 2020

Black leopard freed from trap, dies

The rare black leopard who was freed from a hunter's snare in the Lakshapana Estate in Nallathanniya earlier this week, has  succumbed to its injuries, the Nallathanniya Wildlife Office says.

The black leopard was receiving treatment at the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawa, under the care of wildlife officials.

On Wednesday, the man who had set up the snare, was arrested by police for questioning.

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