Leopard dies after coming in contact with electrified fence in UP’s Aligarh
India, Saturday 16th January 2021
In a tragic case of human-wildlife conflict, a leopard died of electrocution after coming in contact with electrified fence erected around a farming field in Jawan area of Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh on Thursday. Forest officials, after being informed, reached to the spot and sent the carcass for necropsy.

In a tragic case of human-wildlife conflict, a leopard died of electrocution after coming in contact with electrified fence erected around a farming field in Jawan area of Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh on Thursday. Forest officials, after being informed, reached to the spot and sent the carcass for necropsy.

According to the forest officials, the owner of the farming field had electrified the fence around it to protect his potato crop from stray animals. The leopard came in contact with the live fence and got electrocuted to death. When forest officials arrived at the spot, the feline was found hanging. This indicates it got electrocuted. The big cat’s body parts, including nails, teeth and tail were intact.

Officials safely recovered the carcass and sent it to IVRI Bareilly for post-mortem examination. Meanwhile, a case was registered against the farmer under relevant provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act for electrifying the fence around the field, according to a report by The Times of India.

Meanwhile, a leopard was rescued after it fell into a private well at Pangri village in Nanded district of Maharashtra on Thursday afternoon.

Teams that included volunteers used an earthmoving machine and a cage in the rescue effort, a forest official said. The big cat was safely trapped in the cage by the end of the rescue operation, which lasted for around two hours, the official added.