Four lost leopard cubs are reunited with mother

NewsflarePublished: March 28, 2018
Published: March 28, 2018

Four leopard cubs were rescued by Wildlife SOS and the Forest Department from a sugarcane field in west-central India.

The footage, captured on March 24 in Takali Haji village, shows the moment the cubs are reunited with their mother.

Dr Deshmukh, who conducted the examination of the cubs before the release said: ‘’The cubs were placed in a safe box and after waiting for about an hour, a female leopard emerged from the forest, checked her cubs and carried them away.’’

Since 2009, a total of 50 leopard cubs have been rescued in the area. Kartick Satyanarayan, CEO of Wildlife SOS, said: ‘’Due to a variety of factors, including deforestation, habitat encroachment and poaching, leopards are continuously forced to leave their forested homes and venture into buffer areas.

‘’The tall sugarcane fields provide a safe cover for leopards to give birth and rear their young ones but this also increases the possibilities of man-leopard conflicts.’’

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