Two leopard cubs rescued from Tening village
Dimapur, Aug. 23 (EMN): Two leopard cubs were rescued from Tening village facilitated by the
district administration, led by EAC Tening, Tumben P Tsanglao and Namsibo, Forest Range Officer, Tening.
The cubs were later transferred to Nagaland Zoological Park, Dimapur on Aug. 21, an update from DIPR informed.
The two leopard cubs were found on August 20 by a group of four boys, aged around 11 to 12 years, namely Njancham, Kaisithui, Khouralung, and Wiramsiaged from Tening village. It said that they found the abandoned cubs in a hollowed tree near a stream adjacent to paddy fields of Tening village, when they went downstream for a bath.
They brought the cubs to the village after which a concerned resident of Tening village, Chamdinbo, a Govt. High School teacher, Tening, informed the EAC for necessary assistance in handing over the cubs to concerned authorities, it read.
As reported by EAC Tening, the officials of Nagaland Zoological Park, Dimapur and DFO Peren initiated necessary protocols for immediate transfer of the cubs from Tening village to Nagaland Zoological Park, Dimapur for specialised care and protection of the cubs.
The whereabouts of the mother of the cubs is still unknown, it informed.
It may be mentioned that the current IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red list status of Indian Leopard is “vulnerable”.