Keonjhar: Locals rescued a leopard cub from Budhipada village under Harichandanpur block here in the district this morning.
The tiger cub is believed to be aged about 4 months old. The villagers have handed over it to the forest department following the rescue.
According to reports, being detached from a mother leopard, the cub had strayed into the village from a nearby forest. The cub was spotted by the locals when a group of stray dogs attacked it on the village road.
The locals saved it from the stray dog attack and informed the forest officials.
On getting information, the forest officials reached the spot and found the leopard cub safe. They moved to Harichandanpur with the cub where it will undergo medical tests.