A forty five-day-old leopard cub acquired separated from its mom and fell right into a farm pond in a mango plantation in Setturu village of Anantapur district on Friday and was rescued by Forest Department Officials. The Kalyandurg, Rayadurg and Uravakonda forest areas (together with unreserved income forests) is a habitat for shut to 40 leopards.
The cub, nevertheless, died final evening whereas being shifted to Tirupati Zoo. The cub couldn’t deal with the shock of the human interactions and a 7-hour journey to the Tirupati Zoo. The carcass was introduced again from Tirupati to Anantapur on Saturday and autopsy carried out at the Nagara Vanam in Pampanur village. The carcass was consigned to flames in the presence of the DFO and different forest officers, mentioned Rayadurg Forest Range Officer R. Ram Singh.
After the farmer found the cub in the small pond meant for water storage on the farm on Friday, he knowledgeable the Forest Department officers, who stored the cub there until night and sent it in a automobile to Tirupati Zoo. The veterinary physician, who carried out the autopsy mentioned that although it was fed with milk, it underwent shock and couldn’t tolerate it. Leopard cubs survive solely on mom’s milk for 3 months.
Its mom couldn’t be traced by the officers and the forest officers tried to hold it shut to the close by forest in order that its mom might return to take her cub, however when it didn’t return for a very long time, the officers sent it to the zoo, however minutes earlier than reaching the vacation spot, the cub died.