The leopard was first spotted by a local at around 6 in the morning

Guwahati: In a joint effort by Assam State Zoo, Wildlife Division & Territorial Division staff and police team, a strayed India leopard was rescued from a hostel in Hengrabari area on Monday morning.

The rescue team tried to tranquilise the animal for four hours after which it finally succeeded.

The leopard was first spotted by a local at around 6 am.

Assam forest and environment minister Parimal Suklabaidya took to Twitter to inform about the successful rescue. He wrote, “Another successful operation today as we safely rescued an Indian leopard today which took shelter in a hostel in Hengrabari, Guwahati. The success can be attributed to the timely intervention of our Assam State Zoo, Wildlife Division & Territorial Division staff & police team.”

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