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I have mentioned Leopards hoisting up Giraffe Calves, Kudu Cows, Zebra Foals and etc. in these posts.

Most of these took place in Africa.

Now, I want to point out that they even cache Domestic Cattle Calves in the trees of Indian forests.

This one was in Sitabani Wildlife Reserve, which is near Corbett National Park.

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A Leopard managed to hoist a live calf up a tree in Southern India.

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'In a bizarre incident, a leopard caught a calf and hung it from a tree at a rubber plantation near Athirappilly in Kerala on Saturday.

The leopard, who wandered into the plantation, caught the two-year-old calf, which belonged to Chandran Puthenpurayil, and climbed up the 12­-feet tree to devour it.

However, locals came running after hearing the cry of the calf, and the leopard fled the spot leaving the calf hanging from the tree. Forest guards and a veterinary doctor reached the spot soon after, and the calf was treated for injures.

Leopard attacks happen often in the area, and two calves were killed in recent months.'

This incident got a mention, possibly a different cattle that was dead, in a peer reviewed source.

"In Athirapilly forest range, a killed calf was cached on the branch of a rubber tree, and similar mode of feeding was noticed."

source: Govind, Suresh K., and Eluvathingal Antony Jayson. "Human-Leopard Conflict on The Kerala-Tamil Nadu Border, Southern India." Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society (JBNHS) 118 (2021).

There is also the case of a Leopard that cached a Brahmini Calf in a tree near Mudumalai National Park.

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"One Leopard kill was found, a five-to-six-month-old Brahmini calf which had been characteristically dragged into a tall tree, safe from wild dogs and hyenas."

source: The Whistling Hunters: Field Studies of the Asiatic Wild Dog (Cuon Alpinus) By Michael W. Fox (1984)

Now, the live weight of a six month old Brahmini Calf is most likely around 80-90 kg.

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These are weights of 25% Brahman Calves, which are stated to be smaller than 50% Brahman Calves (Haque et. al. 2016). 

The study also noted a similar weight of 85.8kg for six month old crossbreeds in Gaur et. al. (2003).

source: Haque, Md Azizul, et al. "Evaluation of growth performance of Brahman cross calves to local environment of Bangladesh." Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research 2.2 (2016): 259-265.

This Leopard feat is possibly comparable to the more famous young Giraffe hoists.
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"Young leopard shows incredible strength takedown a full grown Kudu weighing more than 3 times his body weight."

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