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12th death of Iranian leopard reported in Zanjan

Source: Mehr News Agency

arwork by Ahmad Arabani

Local people in Sorkhabad, Zanjan, have found the remains of an Iranian leopard partly eaten by the carnivores of the region. The remains of the leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor) were found in Darband Kalasar by the local Department of Environment units; the animal had reportedly died 10 days ago.

Head of Zanjan local Department of Environment office told reporters on Wednesday that the leopard was a male adult large cat; "the cause of his death had not been known yet," he said. "The forensic investigations have started on the remains of the leopard to find possible causes of death," he added.

This is the 12th leopard which dies within last 90 days. The other 11 leopards had died in Bardsir, Kazeroun, Poshtkouh, Eivan, Torbat Jam, Sarakhs, Firouzkouh, Larestan, Esferayen and Maneh.

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