Leopard killed by speeding vehicle on Haridwar-Najibabad highway


#Dehradun #Uttarakhand A leopard was killed after being hit by an unidentified vehicle while crossing the Haridwar-Najibabad highway, an official said on Thursday. The five-year-old leopard was hit by a vehicle along the highway near Kangri village of Shyampur range of Haridwar forest division late, Sub-Divisional Officer Sant Ram said. The carcass of the big cat was recovered on Wednesday morning, he said, adding over 30 wild animals have been killed along the highway over the past three years. Haridwar-Najibabad highway is considered the traditional corridor for the wildlife inhabiting Chiriyapur and Shaympur ranges of the forest division. The highway is used by leopards and elephants inhabiting these ranges for moving from one range to another.

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