An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the death of a leopard found trapped on a tree in Hatton after an attempt to rescue it failed.
The animal had gotten entangled on a tall tree after it initially got trapped in a snare on the ground.
According to reports, the leopard climbed the tree with the snare still attached to its injured body.
The animal had then gotten entangled on the tree, resulting in a rescue attempt being launched by the officers attached to the Nallathanni Wildlife Department.
In a questionable move, the tree was cut down to “Save” the animal, but the animal was found dead.
An investigation has been launched to determine if the animal died as a result of the snare or as a result of the impact caused by the tree falling down when it was cut.