The infection also spread to the leopard’s body. The leopard is not mentally healthy. He has lost his aggression. This is the reason that when people in the village were standing around him or touching him, he did not attack them.
Dangerous canine distemper virus was found in a sick leopard at Indore zoo, confirmed by the Jabalpur Wildlife Forensic Lab. The leopard was shifted to Sonkutch forest area. Zoo in-charge Dr. Uttam Yadav said that the virus is dangerous. It is rare to find it in wild life. South African Big Cat has also become a victim of this virus.
Information about the virus found in leopard has been given to the Wildlife High Authority of the country. To prevent the leopard virus from spreading to other animals, the team took the leopard from the zoo and left for Sonkach forest area. The leopard has been shifted to Sonkach forest area.
The sick leopard found in Ikrota village of Sonkachch in Dewas district on Saturday has been brought to Indore for treatment. He is mentally ill and is unable to walk properly. His blood samples have been sent for examination. The lab has confirmed the presence of canine distemper virus in the leopard’s blood.
Zoo’s Dr. Uttam Yadav told that the infection spread to the leopard’s body also. The leopard is not mentally healthy. He has lost his aggression. This is the reason why when people in the village were standing around him or touching him, he did not attack them. A team of doctors from Jabalpur had also come to Indore for the treatment of the leopard. After shifting the leopard to Sonkutch forest, the Jabalpur team also left.