Tracking the cubs
There is still no clue on the whereabouts of the two cubs of T1. The operation to track them is on in full swing and veterinarian Dr Ajay Deshmukh from Wildlife SOS NGO, who has rescued many leopards, and reunited more than 50 leopard cubs with their mothers in Junnar, has also been called to help the department. Chief Wildlife Warden and PCCF A K Misra said, “We are regularly putting bait, even meat pieces. A camera trapping exercise is also on with a combing and searching operation to trap the cubs safely. Our tracking team along with veterinarians is taking the best possible efforts.”
On Thursday the pugmarks of the member of a big cat family were seen near Chikhli-Vihirgaon village at around 7 am. There was also news that a tiger, T 2, suspected to be the cubs’ father, was spotted in a camera trap at one of the locations.