A Rajasthan man has died after being attacked by a Leopard on Saturday 4 May 2019. Ram Swaroop Meena, 45, apparently went outside to relieve himself in the evening in the village of Kishori in Alwar District, and never returned. His body was found the following morning showing signs of an animal attack, close to footprints identified by the Indian Forest Service as Leopard tracks. Attempts are now being made to capture and relocate the animal.
A Leopard in Rajasthan. Godwad Safari Camp.
Leopards are considered to be Vulnerable under the terms of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species, with the Indian subspecies, Panthera pardus fusca, considered to be particularly vulnerable due to India's rapidly rising Human population, which has resulted in agriculture and other Human activities expanding into many former wilderness areas. For this reason the Indian Forest Service usually try to relocate Leopards that come into conflict with Humans to more remote areas, preferably within national parks, though the extent to which local people co-operate is variable.
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