Pregnant Leopardess Killed In Road Accident Near Mumbai
The leopardess was found to be pregnant bring 3 foetuses, the official said.
A pregnant leopardess died after being struck by an unidentified car near Kashimira locality in Mira Bhayandar area of Maharashtra’s Thane district early on Sunday, an authorities stated.
The occurrence occurred on Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway soon after Saturday midnight, he said.
” A female leopard was found grievously hurt on the highway around 12.30 am on Sunday. The animal was brought to Sanjay Gandhi National Forest (SGNP) leopard rescue centre by the staff,” G Mallikarjun, chief conservator of forest of SGNP, stated.
” Nevertheless, the leopardess caught injuries at 2.15 am while going through treatment. The post-mortem was performed by a team of vets in the afternoon, which verified that the death was triggered due to a strong mechanical effect that resulted in multiple fractures and muscular damage,” he said.
The leopardess was found to be pregnant carrying three fetus, the official said.
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