A forest department official said an adult leopard that had wandered into a village in the neighbouring Palghar district four days ago was rescued on Wednesday.
The wild animal, which had damage scars on one of its legs due to entanglement in a snare, was rescued from Kashid Kopar village by the forest department in coordination with a team from Mumbai’s Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), according to the official.
According to the official, the leopard was first sighted four days ago by local inhabitants living near a forest, who then alerted the police and the forest department.
The huge cat, he claims, did not attack any villagers but did kill four dogs.
According to the official, the injured feline was then transferred to the SGNP’s rescue centre, where the snare was removed and the animal’s wounds were treated.