A leopard captured in the Dordogne

On September 11, 2007
a hunter walking through the countryside came across a leopard near Saint-Aulaye in the Dordogne. After being captured by the joint efforts of the police, the fire brigade and an animal tamer from a nearby travelling circus, Christian Huchedé organised for him to be taken to the Refuge de l’Arche, where he arrived on Monday, September 11.

Here are some photos of his journey :
The leopard under sedation

Sleeping peacefully

Closely monitored by the vet

Coming round

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