Warangal: Leopard dies at Kakatiya Zoological Park

Warangal: Leopard dies at Kakatiya Zoological Park
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Warangal: Leopard dies at Kakatiya Zoological Park

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After a prolonged illness, Sravanthi, an 18-year-old leopard and an inmate of the Kakatiya Zoological Park (KZP), breathed its last on Saturday.

Warangal: After a prolonged illness, Sravanthi, an 18-year-old leopard and an inmate of the Kakatiya Zoological Park (KZP), breathed its last on Saturday.

Sravanthi took birth in the Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad in 2003 and was shifted to the Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species (LaCONES) in Hyderabad's Centre for Molecular Biology (CCMB) in 2014.

Sravanthi along with another leopard Deva has been the resident of the KZP since February 2017. Both the leopards have a special enclosure. Sravanthi was the aggressive of the two leopards, according to the caretaker. It used to express displeasure even to a small inconvenience. Zoo Veterinarian Dr Ch Praveen Kumar and Dr Vamshi conducted post-mortem before putting Sravanthi to rest. Normally, leopards, on an average, have a life span between 12 years and 17 years.

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