Hyderabad: Nehru Zoological Park veterinary officials and tiger specialist Nawab Shafath Ali Khan were called in to tranquilise the panther on prowl at Icrisat (International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics) in Patancheru.
Though the panther was caught on the camera-trap set up by wildlife officials, it has managed to avoid capture.
Additional principal chief conservator of forests (wildlife) Mallikarjuna Rao said, “We have stepped up our efforts to catch it. We are also taking the help of Shafath Ali Khan to track the animal.”
Mr Khan has been involved in tranqualising man-eaters in various parts of the country. Mr Rao added, “The animal rescue van from Nehru Zoological park has been kept at Icrisat. A veterinary team, led by Dr Srinivas, which has expertise in tranquilisation has also been deployed.”