India, March 14 -- The state forest department rescued two male leopard cubs from sugarcane fields near Pune on March 11 and then, reunited them with their mothers in association with Wildlife SOS, a non-governmental organisation.

According to data provided by the forest department, 54 leopards have been successfully reunited with their mothers, in the past 10 years by the forest department in the Pune region.

According to forest department officials, farmers of Wadgaon Anand (Junnar Taluka) found a lone leopard cub while harvesting crops in their field. They alerted the department and Bapu Yele, range forest officer (Ottur), in turn called the Wildlife SOS team at the Manikdoh leopard rescue centre in Junnar, for assistance.

The rescu...