December 20: A leopard was rescued from Rihod village in Barwala block. It had attacked four villagers and injured them. After it was beaten by villagers, the wildlife officials took it to Chatbir zoo. It died on December 24 due to shock. December 23: A female cub was found dead at Bhorian village of Pinjore block. It died of pneumonia. December 24: Another female cub was found dead at the same village. Post-mortem revealed that it died of pneumonia.
As the population of leopards is increasing in forests, weak animals have to leave the area in case of conflict. Wild cats, eventually, stray into urban areas
RK SHARMA, district forest officer