Leopard rescued from ChampadeviThe big cat had fallen into a trap installed by locals at a local chicken farm.
A leopard which had strayed into a chicken farm in Champadevi, Kirtipur, has been rescued by forest officials.
Locals had set up a trap after noticing that chickens were going missing for the past five days from the farm. On Friday, they found the big cat trapped.
Forest officials were called who then darted the animal and rescued it.
Locals had previously informed the Forest Sub Division Office in Thankot after spotting a leopard in the area.
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Over the years, sightings of common leopards have increased in various places of Kathmandu Valley, which wildlife experts believe is due to shrinking habitats and drying up of water resources inside forests.