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Hussain seeks facts about sighting leopard in Delhi

Day after a leopard was beaten to death by irate residents of a Gurugram village, Delhi Environment and Forest Minister Imran Hussain on Friday directed the Forest Department to ascertain facts about the reported sighting of leopard in the Yamuna Biodiversity Park.

The minister said that sighting of wild cats is a good indicator of quality forest area, but expressed his concern that lack of security measures may pose danger to people residing in nearby areas. In a meeting with the Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Chief Wildlife Warden and other officials of the department, Hussain said after ascertaining all relevant facts efforts should be made to catch the leopard alive with help of Central Zoo Authority and no harm should be caused to the animal. A K Shukla, Chief Wildlife Warden informed that two wildlife inspectors have been deputed to inspect the area for finding the pug marks for actual assessment of age of the leopard, if available. He informed about placing the cage at appropriate place with bait once the location of the animal is identified.
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