Bhubaneswar: An 8-year-old male leopard died at the Nandankanan Zoological Park here on Monday morning, zoo officials informed.

The leopard was brought to the Nandankanan zoo in March 2013 from Junagarh zoo in Gujarat. With the death of the animal, the number of leopard in the zoo has been reduced to seven (3 male and 4 female).

As per reports, the leopard fell sick on Sunday following which it was shifted to isolation ward for intensive treatment but it was found dead at 5 am today.

The exact cause of the death could be ascertained only after post-mortem by experts from the College of Veterinary Science, a release of the zoo said.

Similarly in September this year, the lone zebra in the zoo, which was brought from Israel’s Tel Aviv zoo in 2015, was found dead in its enclosure.

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