Indian officials capture rare snow leopard, send it to zoo

Shimla (India) (AFP) – A rare snow leopard captured as it savaged livestock in a remote village in the Indian Himalaya will be sent to a zoo instead of being released, officials said Sunday, triggering outrage from activists. The endangered creature was found on Saturday after it became trapped inside a pen containing sheep and goats in Giu village near the Tibetan border in India’s Himachal Pradesh state.”The big cat was unable to escape from the enclosure after killing a few livestock,” wildlife official Hardev Negi, who led the team that caught the snow leopard, told AFP. “The shepherd cont…

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