Islamabad’s ‘wayward’ Leopard caught after seven hours of hide and seek
After frantic attempts spanning more than seven hours, wildlife and rescue personnel rescued a cheetah that had earlier that day entered a house that was still under construction in Phase II of Islamabad’s private housing society.
The big cat was shot with a tranquilizer, which took about 30 minutes to take action.
According to a wildlife officer about the Leopard attack:
Two team members were injured while attempting to get hold of the cheetah during the operation.
The animal had previously injured three people when it broke into a house that was being constructed.
Two of the injured were members of Islamabad’s wildlife board, and one was the society’s security officer, according to sources.
The guard’s situation was classified as critical.
The Islamabad Wildlife Management Board had warned people not to approach the property.
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Zukhruf Fida Malik, the assistant commissioner for rural regions, had issued a similar warning.
He stated that teams from the wildlife division and the Islamabad Capital Territory administration were seeking to capture the wild cat.
The wildlife board announced:
The rescuers were on the site and the cheetah will be put back into its native surroundings once it was saved.
They stated they were attempting to capture the animal using a trapper.
Both Punjab wildlife authorities and rescue workers assisted the board in the rescue mission.