Hyderabad: The Nehru Zoological Park released a notice urging citizens to avoid man-animal conflicts in wake of the recent incident in which an injured female leopard was rescued in Nizamabad district. The leopard found two days ago is said to be suffering from paralysis.
The notice stated that the zoo had been rescuing animals from difficult situations that are often man-made and therefore citizens should be alert while driving through forest areas.
Park curator Shivani Dongre said, “We rescued a sloth bear this year which was caught in a snare in Achampet district, but it succumbed to its injuries. We also rescued another one from Karimnagar whose severely injured leg had to be amputated. We also rescued a bear from Medak and released it in Amrabad tiger reserve.”
We have been rescuing injured animals for long.” The zoo is equipped with a specialist team, equipment and a rescue van.
The notice also urged citizens not to set up snares in fields and or light fires in the jungle.