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Two more leopard cubs spotted in Jhalana

April 26, 2019, 4:35 pm

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Jaipur: In good news to wildlife lovers, a female leopard – popularly known as Timtim – has given birth to two cubs at Jhalana in Jaipur.

The two leopard cubs were playing with their mother at a water pond near Talai when a wildlife activist spotted them on Thursday. Forest officials said that Timtim littered two cubs recently.

The birth of two cubs will boost wildlife tourism at Jhalana Leopard Safari. The number of leopards at Jhalana has gone up to 33.

According to the officials, the cubs were spotted with their mother by a wildlife lover on Thursday. He captured them on camera.

Security arrangements have been stepped up in the forest area. The forest department officials are monitoring the movement of cubs.

Also, a female leopard – popularly known as Mrs. Khan – gave birth to two cubs at Jhalana in Jaipur. The officials spotted them on April 15.

Leopard – popularly known as Leela – gave birth to two cubs at Jhalana in Jaipur last month.

On February 21, two leopard cubs were spotted in Jhalana forest area at Jaipur near Chulgiri hills with their mother popularly known as Jara. Jara is a nine-year-old leopard. The cubs were believed to be 2-3 months old.

Earlier this year, a leopardess named Flora also gave birth to two cubs.

India’s first ever ‘Leopard Reserve’ was inaugurated at Jhalana forest in Jaipur on the occasion of World Animal Day in October last year. Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje inaugurated the Jhalana Leopard Reserve in Jaipur under the first ever ‘Project Leopard’ initiated by the state government.

First published: April 26, 2019