Forest department in Kuthwa village of Rajsamand district installed a micro-chip in the panther which was captured on Sunday. The panther was captured after complaints regarding attacks by a big cat on local villagers and their cattle in last few days.
The chip was tagged to trace the location of the big cat. A female panther aged around four years was trapped in a cage kept by the forest officials.
The cage was kept on the basis of pug marks and information provided by the villagers, said Kapil Chadrawal, Deputy Conservator of Forest. For the past few days, villagers were living in fear due to repeated attacks on them and their cattle.
Based on the information, we laid a trap following which a female was captured. We have sent her for medical examination following which we will release the feline in the wild, Chadrawal told PTI.
With Inputs from PTI