In a profitable rescue effort by Wildlife SOS and the Maharashtra Forest Department, three leopard cubs had been safely reunited with their mom in Vadgaon Sahani village in Junnar taluka of Pune district.
While harvesting their sugarcane crop, native farmers stumbled upon three cubs huddled collectively amidst the tall, dense fields in Vadgaon Sahani village earlier this week.
Accustomed to catching occasional glimpses of leopards across the space, the farmers instantly reported the incident to the Forest division. The leopard cubs had been delivered to the Wildlife SOS Leopard Rescue Centre for a quick medical examination.
Identified as two males and one feminine, the cubs had been estimated to be about 15 days previous.
Wildlife SOS Veterinary physician, Dr Nikhil Bangar, checked them for ticks and accidents, and located the younger leopards to be in good well being. The preliminary try to reunite the misplaced cubs with their mom by Wildlife SOS and the Forest division was unsuccessful, however the crew was not prepared to surrender simply but.
They positioned the cubs in a protected field and returned to the sector on Monday evening, hoping that the mom would be capable to discover them. After a protracted evening of ready, the mom leopard was seen slowly approaching the sector at daybreak. Relieved to be reunited together with her cubs, the leopard rapidly knocked over the field and took its cubs away to a safer location.
Range Forest Officer Yogesh Ghodke stated, “Junnar region has a significant leopard population and due to rapid loss of forest cover, these animals have found safe cover in the dense sugarcane fields. During the sugarcane harvesting season, we see an increase in the number of encounters with leopard cubs.”