This is the joyful moment when a pair of leopard cubs were discovered by their mother after getting lost in a sugarcane field.
In Maharashtra, farmers discovered two tiny cubs, one male, and one female, who were six weeks old.
After that, they were taken to the Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Center, where a veterinarian from Wildlife SOS confirmed their health and fitness to return to their mother.
In the footage, the volunteers and Forest Department returned to the field where the cubs were discovered to facilitate a family reunion.
They placed them in a box for their mother to discover, and they set up a remote-controlled camera trap to capture the event.
It was a success, as their mother subsequently reunited with them.
It appears she was searching for them, as she was able to smell them out after a few minutes.
Their mother overturns a box with her paws after she detects them.
She takes the box and carefully lifts both cubs out of it before carrying them to a fresh place.
In Maharashtra, it is not unusual to come across young leopard cubs in sugarcane fields.
The tall, robust sugarcane stalks provide excellent concealment for the leopards.
But people who work in the fields frequently see and discover their cubs.
Charity Wildlife SOS, the organization that assisted in the rescue, is dedicated to protecting and preserving India’s wildlife, natural environment, forest, and biodiversity.
They provide medical treatment as well as an elephant hospital and conservation and care centers.
‘The mother must have been looking for her cubs, as she was able to smell them out within a few minutes,’ stated Dr. Nikhil Bangar, Wildlife Veterinary Officer at Wildlife SOS.
Afterwards, she went to the box and waited for any danger to pass before tipping it over carefully with her paws.
Wildlife SOS makes every effort to ensure that such rescue operations are possible.