It was curiosity that led a leopard cub to wander away from his two siblings while their mom hunted for dinner. But curiosity soon led to crisis — the 13-month-old cub eventually found himself all alone, in the middle of a village in Parner, India, and he couldn’t find his way back to his family.
When a sugarcane farmer spotted the lost cub on his property, he was immediately worried. He knew that the mom would come looking for her lost baby, and she could pose a threat to himself and other villagers in the area. So the farmer got in touch with the local forestry department, and the forestry department got in touch with the Wildlife SOS team operating out of the Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Center.