Ranchi Zoo announces birth of two leopard cubs

Ranchi Zoo announces birth of two leopard cubsRanchi, Apr 28: Zoo authorities in Ranchi have announced the birth of two leopard cubs.

The cubs, one male and one female, were born on March 10 and are now being brought before the public.

"This leopard was brought from a rescue centre in Guwahati on November 8. In the last week of December, the mating took place and the cubs were born on March 10. Both cubs are healthy. It''s a matter of great pride for the zoo as it was after a long time a big cat gave birth in our zoo," said M. S. Jain, a veterinarian at the zoo.

The cubs weigh 2.50 kilograms and 2.60 respectively and are 17 and 18 inches in length.

"I am very happy to see them. I have never seen such pretty cubs before. They are very sweet," said Ratna Banerjee, a visitor.

Leopards are found all over the country.

It is illegal to kill leopards in India, as they are an endangered species. (ANI)