Thursday, 31 August 2017

ARTICLE: 25 lost leopard cubs reunited with their mothers in Maharashtra

In the past two years, 25 leopard cubs found lost in forests in Pune’s Junnar taluka have been reunited with their mothers.


Earlier, the forest department used to release rescued cubs in the wild. Realising that abandoned cubs can’t survive in the environment, they started to track down their mothers.


The state forest department, with help of veterinarians from Mandikdoh Leopard Rescue Centre (MLRC) and NGO Wildlife SOS, reunited 18 lost cubs in Junnar, Ambegaon, Khed and Shirur in 2016 and the rest this year.


Members of the rescue centre said cubs get lost when their mothers go hunting leaving them in sugarcane or banana plantation.

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