Earlier this week @the_conservation_vet rescued a male leopard from a snare despite facing challenging conditions. The rain, mud, and persistent presence of spotted hyenas made the operation quite a circus.
The leopard was perched high up in a tree, and the team had to navigate a tricky darting process. After being tranquilized, the leopard slipped off the branches and into thick vegetation, making it a bit of a challenge to reposition him so he could breathe while still partially awake. It was a tense moment, but the team’s expertise prevailed, and they managed to secure the leopard.
Upon examination, it was evident that the leopard had a severely infected snare, emitting a terrible odor. His lower jaw area was noticeably swollen due to fluid buildup. Despite these challenges, the prognosis for a full recovery is promising.
In collaboration with:
: Marcel Viljoen & Ros-Amy Els