June 5, 2023


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Rarely captured leopard in mountainous Iraq

A Persian leopard – or Persian leopard – was captured Thursday in the Kurdish mountains of northern Iraq. Seizures that create the event, especially since this type is at risk. However, the animal’s leg was amputated on Friday due to injury.

A Persian leopardAlso known as the Persian leopard, it was caught in a mountainous area in northern Iraq and had to be cut off one morning on Friday due to injury, an AFP photographer found. The Persian leopard is a subspecies of leopard found in the Caucasus, Iran and Afghanistan. It is considered “endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). There will be less than a thousand more in the world.

Solomon Tamr, a veterinarian at the Doha Zoo, cut off the hind legs of a five-year-old “Persian leopard” weighing 90 to 100 kilograms on Friday.

Twenty goats were killed and two villagers were injured

Residents of a village near Sago in Iraqi Kurdistan have lost about 20 sheep before realizing their animals had been attacked by a leopard, said Colonel Jamal Sato, police chief for the protection of the environment in Dohuk province. According to Colonel Sado, a shepherd trap wounded the leopard, although it escaped and wounded two villagers.

He was eventually found by police with the help of villagers and arrested on Thursday. “He had a leg injury and we gave him two or three doses of anesthetic to catch him,” the colonel said Friday.

“The leopard will be under our surveillance for a long time. If it is not released, it will live in a zoo,” said Solomon Tamr, a veterinarian and chairman of the Animal Welfare Association in Kurdistan.

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