Leopord at large in DHA Rawalpindi captured after 6 hours of effort
Three people got hurt, including two staff members of IWMB, during the entire operation
Leopard at large in DHA Rawalpindi was captured after 6 hours of effort!
It took Islamabad Wildlife Management Board and Capital Development Authority (CDA) more than five hours to capture a leopard that caused panic in the residential area.
Deputy Commissioner Islamabad confirmed in a tweet that the leopard was captured and handed over to the wildlife team. “
Unfortunately, Three persons were injured and are being treated. All are stable. Action will be taken against its owner. The details are being traced with the help of DHA management,” he added.
The leopard is captured and handed over to the wildlife team. Unfortunately Three persons were injured who are being treated. All are stable.— Office of Deputy Commissioner Islamabad (@dcislamabad) February 16, 2023
Action will be taken against its owner. The details are being traced with the help of DHA management.
According to Rina Saeed Khan, who heads the wildlife board, the leopard would be kept at the Rescue Centre, which used to be the Islamabad zoo.
The lone male common leopard captured from DHA was sedated and brought safely to IWMB’s rescue & rehab centre. The leopard is now awake & roaming inside it’s enclosure. There were NO fatalities. Everyone is safe and sound! @WildlifeBoard @ClimateChangePK pic.twitter.com/LHdGthjds5— Rina S Khan Satti (@rinasaeed) February 16, 2023
As reported, the leopard in question was owned by a Retired Gen resident of DHA 2 ISB, and managed to escape from the cage it was kept in, on Thursday.
AC Rural Mr Zukhraf has confirmed that Leapord captured alive and handed over to wildlife department— Aqeel Ahmad Tareen (@TareenAqeel) February 16, 2023
Leapord was owned by a Retired Gen resident of DHA 2 ISB@Islamabadies #leapord pic.twitter.com/lAR4GvSAOU
According to Rina, the DHA security called to report the Islamabad Wildlife Management Department at around 4:20 pm about a leopard that had bit a security guard on the back. By the time the IWMB team reached the housing scheme, Rescue 1122 was already on the ground but it had failed to cordon off the area, said IWMB Rina Saeed Khan.
A lot of TikTokers had gathered around the leopard, dangerously close to the feline despite warnings from the staff of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to stay indoors, Rina told.
“The leopard attacked because it felt cornered,” she added.
WildLife and security team still trying to captured leapord at DHA Phase 2 . pic.twitter.com/s6b6JfV7fh— Malik Ali Raza (@MalikAliiRaza) February 16, 2023
Leapord at DHA Phase 2 sector A&D pic.twitter.com/zkf31gfWin— Malik Ali Raza (@MalikAliiRaza) February 16, 2023
راولپنڈی اور اسلام آباد میں چیتا آ گیا ڈی ایچ اے فیز ۲ میں— Ali hassan (@muhammad230892) February 16, 2023
لوگوں کے گھروں میں گھس رہا ہے
Leapord is at DHA Phase 2 pic.twitter.com/HKc0Uor6Dz
Citizens demand strict action to be taken against those who kept a wild animal as a pet.