Tuesday, May 30, 2023

2 clouded leopard cubs rescued

Nagaland Zoological Park Animal Rescue Team rescued two Clouded Leopard cubs from Longpa village under Mokokchung district on May 30. According to director of NZP, Dr. C. Zupeni Tsanglai, the cubs were found abandoned in the jungle. Timely intervention by Temjenmoa, the cubs were safely rescued and handed over to the Animal Rescue Team of Nagaland Zoological Park for rehabilitation in the zoo.
Tsanglai lauded the efforts of Temjenmoa and 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 six zoos in India that has this species and Nagaland Zoological Park is the 7th Zoo in India to house this species.
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, the director stated.

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