Dimapur, June 1: The Nagaland Zoological Park Animal Rescue Team rescued two Clouded Leopard cubs from Longpa village under Mokokchung District on May 30. The cubs were found abandoned by their mother and trying to climb up a ledge in the jungle.
“It was due to the timely intervention by Mr. Temjenmoa that the cubs were safely rescued and given to the Animal Rescue Team of NZP for rehabilitation in the zoo,” said a NZP release.
Director of NZP, Dr. C Zupeni Tsanglai, IFS lauded the efforts to save the cubs by Temjenmoa.
The Director in a statement said that the Clouded Leopard is a threatened (Vulnerable) species under IUCN(3.1) and a Schedule I species protected under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. She said that these are wild cat species inhabiting dense forest from the foothills of the Himalayas through Southeast Asia into South China.
At present there are only 6 zoos in India that has this species thereby making Nagaland Zoological Park the 7th zoo in India to house this species provided these two cubs could survive. However the cubs are still in infant stage and require constant care and monitoring and for which the zoo staff with the help of a Zoo veterinarian are looking after them constantly since their arrival to the zoo, she said.
(Page News Service)