Thursday, June 28, 2007

India: Was leopard poisoned to death?

27 Jun, 2007 - 1921 hrs ISTlPTI

COIMBATORE: The carcass of a panther has been recovered by forest officials from Matthipalayam, about 35 kms from here.

The district forest officials rushed to the spot on Tuesday and recovered the body of the eight-year old panther.

The carcass of a cow was also found near it, forest department sources said on Wednesday.

Suspecting that the cow's owner might have poisoned the panther, which frequented the area, the sources said that the viscera of both the animals had been sent to Chennai for laboratory analysis.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Panther _found_dead_in_Matthipalayam_by_forest_officials/articleshow/2154644.cms

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