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Guwahati: Leopard rescued in Amingaon

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Guwahati: A leopard was rescued from Sishugram Red Cross society near IIT Guwahati by forest department officials on Thursday.

Assam Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya said that the big cat will be released in its safe habitat after observation.

The minister informed that a leopard was captured today at Sishugram Red Cross society near IIT Guwahati, Amingaon by forest officials of Sila Range, North Kamrup Forest Division (NKF).

Taking to his official Twitter handle, the state forest minister wrote, “A leopard was captured today at Sishugram Red Cross society near IIT Guwahati, Amingaon by Forest officials of Sila Range, @NKFDivision. It will be released in its safe habitat after observation.” (sic)

As per the reports, the NKF Division has already started the process of leopard counting census under the divisional jurisdiction. 

For the first time, an exclusive leopard counting census in Assam’s forest and non-forest areas has been initiated by North Kamrup Forest Division in leopard density areas of Amingaon in Kamrup district that will kick off from January 31.

Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Sunnydeo Choudhary said that the counting will be done through a camera trapping method with 50 cameras that will be installed in Sila Reserve Forest, Changsari, NIPER, AIIMS etc. surrounding Amingaon area.

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