Leopard cub discovered in passenger's luggage at Indian airport

Staff writer

Indian officials on Saturday seized a one-month-old leopard cub from a passenger's baggage at Chennai International Airport in the state of Tamil Nadu.

The passenger has been handed over to the Forest Department for further investigation.

Passenger caught trying to smuggle baby leopard
Passenger caught trying to smuggle baby leopard

Authorities are investigating whether the suspect is part of an international smuggling ring, officials told AFP.

The tiny cat will be rehabilitated at Aringar Anna Zoological Park in Chennai, according to officials.