20 October, Sarpang. The Staff of Wildlife Rescue and Animal Health Section under Wildlife Conservation Division, DoFPS rushed to Thongjhazur village under Umling Geog in Sarpang Dzongkhag to rescue the common leopard which was caught in the trap set up by the villagers. The trapped was a male leopard weighing 65 kilograms and of approximately 7-8 years.
The trap was set up at the distance of about 70-80 meters away from the village settlement for the protection of their field crops from wild animals like wild boar, sambar and barking deer. Further Mr. Tashi Tshering also said that the trap was set to protect their paddy and maize form the wild animals. Unfortunately common leopard was captured inside the trap in the night of 18th October. The villagers found this captured leopard while they were carrying out the Community forestry boundary survey and they immediately informed it to the Park Range Officer.
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