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Man arrested in Issyk-Kul for 'accidentally' killing snow leopard

Man arrested in Issyk-Kul for 'accidentally' killing snow leopard

A resident of Ak-Suu district in Issyk-Kul region was arrested for killing of a snow leopard in Syrtov zone, deputy chief of police in Issyk-Kul region Mars Imankulov told AKIpress on Monday.

The man was detained on his Niva car within the anti-poaching operation carried out at the resolution of the Government of Issyk-Kul region.

The detainee, 49, had the skin and the head of the extremely endangered animal in his car.

The poacher said that he shot snow leopard accidentally while hunting during the nighttime on January 16 at around 10 PM, mistaking it for a wolf.

The damage to nature caused by the man amounted to 500,000 soms.

The approximate age of the snow leopard was 1.5 years.

Original url : www.akipress.com

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