Leopard cub dies afer being knocked down by vehicle
MYSURU: A leopardess was fatally knocked down by an unidentified vehicle at Moolehole range inside Bandipur National Park. The tragedy happened days after a Kerala delegation sought the intervention of Congress state incharge K C Venugopal to help lift the night ban on movement of vehicles inside the tiger reserve, mainly to facilitate movement of trucks along the national highway, The carcass of the sixmonth-old leopardess was found on the road near the Kerala border on Saturday morning. She may have been knocked down on Friday evening when motorists usually hit the accelerator to beat the night-ban deadline. Vehicular entry is banned between 9pm and 6am in the park. Though foresters have put in place road humps to restrict the speed of vehicles, there are been cases of animals dying in accidents.