Police lured the alleged Indian trader – Manimaran Ramsamy – by ordering the leopard. The man was arrested at a petrol station in Bangkok’s Bang Khun Thian area.
At 5.30pm the same day, the kitten was taken to the DNP for caring. An initial inspection showed that the kitten was less than a month old. It was male and in an anxious state due to its previous treatment.
DNP's Facebook page said that the officials had released the leopard temporarily in a wide field, in a bid to curb its anxiety. After checking its health thoroughly, the animal will be moved to a wildlife breeding centre under the DNP.