Almora: People faced a tough time when a leopard cub entered one of the rooms of the Vivekanand Hill Agriculture Institute in Almora on Wednesday morning.
However, no untoward incident was reported after entry of the leopard aged about six months into the human habitation and the leopard cub was rescued by a team of forest officials.
As soon as the officials of the Vivekanand Hill Agriculture Institute, Almora came to know about the presence of the leopard cub in the campus of the said institute, they locked up the room and informed the forest officials concerned.
After the rescue operation was over, the forest officials found that the Leopard was suffering from the paralysis due to which it could not move.
The area has witnessed number of case like this which is increasing day by day, said the Forest Dept officials.
The Divisional Forest Officer of Almora Prem Chand said, “we are regularly sending the reports to the research center to find out the reasons of leopards getting paralyzed.”
The reason we lack behind in such case is that we don't have a specialized team to observe such cases, he adds.
Uttarakhand has witnessed increase in such cases where the leopards and other animals have come into posh areas as the forests have been cut down and these animals have less area left to move freely.