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OffbeatMan smuggles month-old leopard cub on plane to India

15:05  02 february  2019
15:05  02 february  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The Indian leopard ( Panthera pardus fusca) is a leopard subspecies widely distributed on the The largest individual appears to have been a male man -eater that was shot in the Dhadhol area of Male Indian leopard and sloth bear with two cubs at Ratanmahal Sloth Bear Sanctuary, Gujarat, India .

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Man smuggles month-old leopard cub on plane to India© Provided by AFP The one kilo cub was hidden inside a grocery basket on the flight from Bangkok to India A passenger who smuggled a month-old leopard cub in hand luggage on a flight from Bangkok to Chennai has been arrested, Indian authorities said Saturday.

The cub, weighing just over one kilogram (2.4 pounds), was found in a plastic grocery basket hidden inside a bag after the passenger arrived in India on the Thai Airways flight.

Officials said they grew suspicious after hearing sounds coming from the bag, and stopped the passenger as he tried to rush out of the terminal in the capital city of southern Tamil Nadu state.

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The two leopard cubs were hiding in the bushes from the workers on a coffee estate in Sakleshpur, India . The tiny three- month - old cubs were concealed in a bush while their mother was away in Sakleshpur. Workers saw something rustling inside a bush on a coffee estate and approached it with

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"He was evasive in his replies so his baggage was opened for further examination," an official at the airport said.

"The animal was in a state of shock and was making trill sounds and appeared to be weak," he said.

The nationality of the 45-year-old passenger remained unclear, and the case was handed over to state's wildlife crime bureau.

A mobile video issued by the airport authorities shows officials giving the cub milk from a baby's bottle.

"We have taken the custody of the passenger and are questioning him on the source of the animal," A.O. Limatoshi, head of Chennai wildlife crime bureau, told AFP.

He said they are investigating whether the man was carrying the cat as part of an international smuggling ring.

Leopards are found across the Asian continent but are highly vulnerable, with their population declining because of habitat loss and poaching for the illegal trade of skins and body parts.

They are an endangered species in India -- with official estimates saying there are between 12,000 and 140,000 in total -- and smuggling them in or out of the country is illegal.

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