Tanahu: 14 kids killed by leopard attacks over a 5 year period

Tanahu: 14 kids killed by leopard attacks

According to the district forest administration, at least 14 children were killed and 19 others were hurt in leopard attacks in Tanahun district over a five-year period.

According to assistant forest officer Raj Kumar Shrestha, the deceased (four girls and 10 boys) were between the ages of 1.5 and 11. According to him, four leopard attacks in the current fiscal year (2022–2023) resulted in four children being killed and three others being injured.

In the 42 occurrences of animal attack, 77 domestic animals—69 goats, six pigs, one cow, and a calf—were killed.

According to Division Forest Office Chief Komal Prasad Kafle, four barking deer, one python, three leopards, and one Asian palm civet were discovered dead.

Wild animals are at danger because of human encroachment on their ecosystems. As a result, he said, when wild animals wander into human communities in quest of food and water, there is human-wildlife conflict.

The forest administration has, however, made some steps to reduce human casualties from assaults by wild animals. He said that because ponds for wild animals were established at each local level, the number of human attacks by wild animals has somewhat decreased.