Leopard preyed on Jungle cat: evidence from the mid-hill of Nepal Leopard preyed on Jungle cat

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Shivish Bhandari
Kedar Baral
Binaya Adhikari

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In the pictures taken by the camera trap, the photo of a leopard hunting a jungle cat is rare. This type of evidence makes it easier to understand the current status of wildlife and also implement further conservation actions. This study was conducted from November 2020 to December 2020 in the mid-hill regions of Nepal. We installed the camera traps in l*1 km grid cell covering about 60 km2. Out of 36 camera trap locations, 1 leopard preying on a jungle cat was captured in one location. Our study concluded that carnivores could capture another sympatric family because of the lack of natural prey species. Therefore, conservation of the natural prey species including small carnivores or mammals is also essential to conserve the leopard population.

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Bhandari, S., Baral, K., & Adhikari, B. (2022). Leopard preyed on Jungle cat: evidence from the mid-hill of Nepal: Leopard preyed on Jungle cat. European Journal of Ecology, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.17161/eurojecol.v8i1.15220
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