This occurred in Colombia, more specifically in the wildlife assessment center of the Tolima Regional Autonomous Corporation. The complaint of a case of abuse of fauna and deprivation of liberty of a leopard.
The young ocelot whose fangs were removed from his upper jaw, due to this atrocity, his roots were fractured.
“A leopard without its tusks will hardly be able to survive in its natural habitat since it will not be able to marry and it will increase its difficulty in feeding for life.” Ignacio Bernal, Colombian veterinarian.
This case made headlines in the capital of Tolima thanks to the veterinary diagnosis they made when they treated the animal after the owners of the leopard voluntarily handed it over to the authorities.
Fang extraction is very common in wildlife forks so that animals do not hurt people, clarifies the veterinarian. It also adds the mistreatment that the animal suffered for months causing serious consequences for its entire life.
Being domesticated and treated like a pet, the young leopard lost his “wild instinct.” This means that it would search for humans as if it were a domestic cat.
The damage caused to the leopard is irreversible, as experts assure that this young animal will not be able to return to its natural habitat. This is due to not having the ability to hunt or face another male of the same species.
Veterinarians and experts recommend relocating the leopard to a place where it has the necessary conditions to survive. It also strongly calls for the population to respect wildlife.