Survival of WC leopards in the spotlight

Earlier this week a leopard was killed after being hit by a car along the N7 highway near Clanwilliam.

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CAPE TOWN – Concerns have been raised about the survival of leopards in the Western Cape.

Earlier this week a leopard was killed after being hit by a car along the N7 highway near Clanwilliam.

By the time wildlife officials arrived at the scene, the carcass had disappeared.

The Cape Leopard Trust's Jeannie Hayward says the cats are being targeted in the province.
β€œIn the western cape the two main things that will threaten the survival of leopards in an area is adequate habitat and adequate food. We are looking both of those things and one of the things that is an emergency is the threat of hunting with wire snares.”