Panther trapped near Valparai, taken to Vandalur Zoo

A one-and-a-half-year-old female panther, which had mauled a five-year-old girl 10 days ago, was trapped by Forest Department officials on Wednesday on the Anali Estate, around 15 km from here. This was the third one to be trapped in the Valparai plateau in less than four months. The animal was trapped just 10 metres away from labourers' colony on the estate. Veterinarian N.S. Manoharan tranquilised the panther. On instruction from R. Kannan, Conservator of Forests, Coimbatore, it was taken to Vandalur Zoo in Chennai. First time