The Islamabad Wildlife Management Board (IWMB) rescued a leopard cub in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s (AJK) Dhirkot Tehsil.
The cub, a female approximately five to six months old, was found with dental fractures and leg injuries, consequences of an attack by locals. A medical examination also disclosed the cub was suffering from severe dehydration and skin conditions.
An IWMB spokesperson stated that the cub, now named “Lucky,” has been stabilized thanks to prompt emergency medical intervention, ensuring her condition is no longer critical.
Since the rescue, “Lucky” has begun to eat and is slated for transfer to the Rescue and Rehabilitation Center shortly, following initial necessary veterinary care.
AJK and surrounding regions frequently report encounters with wild leopards and other wildlife.
In a related incident last year, a wild leopard’s containment operation in Islamabad resulted in injuries to three IWMB officials, including a female wildlife officer whom the leopard assaulted as it evaded capture.