Leopard skin seized, 2 held in Similipal National Park

Baripada: Forest officials on Wednesday seized a leopard skin and arrested two tribals on charge of trading in animal body parts, officials said.

The poachers were suspected to have fed the four-year- old leopard with poisoned bull flesh to kill it, they said.

The five-and-half-feet-long leopard skin was seized from Baliadhipa village under Bisoi Forest Range jurisdiction.

The two tribals, who are residents of the village, confessed to have stored the leopard skin to sell it to a Kolkata-based trader for Rs 30,000, they added.