MP: Injured leopard cub rescued six days after disappearance from Indore zoo premises

  • | Tuesday | 7th December, 2021

Indore, Dec 7 (PTI) Forest officials on Tuesday rescued the six-month-old leopard cub that had disappeared from the premises of Kamala Nehru Zoo in Madhya Pradesh"s Indore city six days ago, an officials said. The cub was spotted by some people near the forest department"s office in Navratan Bagh and it was caught with the help of a net, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) Narendra Pandwa told PTI. “The leopard cub appears to be very weak as it had not been getting enough food. The animal has been sent to Kamala Nehru Zoo for a health check-up and treatment,” the official said. According to eye-witnesses, the forest department"s office, where the cub was found, is about 3 km from the zoo. The forest department had earlier rescued the cub, which was wandering in the forest area with injuries on its hind legs, after getting separated from its mother in Burhanpur district. The animal was brought to the zoo here for treatment on December 1, an official said. Forest staffers had kept the cub inside a cage installed in a vehicle parked on the zoo premises on the night of December 1 and left after that. The next morning, when the zoo staff went to the cage to shift the cub, they found that the mesh of the cage had been broken and the animal was missing, zoo in-charge Uttam Yadav had said earlier. PTI HWP ADU ARU ARU

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