Discovery of Leopard and Cubs in the Vicinity of Konaraopet Forest Area:
Some farmers residing in Shivalingalapalli village reported an encounter with a leopard and her two cubs at the local dump yard on Monday. According to their accounts, upon noticing the presence of the farmers, the pet took one of the cubs and retreated into the nearby forest, leaving the other cub behind.
After a waiting period, the farmers contacted forest rangers for assistance. Forest officers, including Sircilla Range Forest Officer Srinivas Rao, Section Officer Bapuraju, and other staff, promptly arrived at the scene. They provided nourishment to the abandoned cub and decided to leave it in the hope that the mother leopard would return for it. Additionally, CCTV cameras were installed in the vicinity to monitor the movements of the animal.
In a precautionary measure, local residents were advised not to venture out alone or approach the dump yard too closely due to the possibility of the animal pet returning to the cub. Forest Officer Srinivas Rao mentioned that the forest zone bordering Konaraopet Mandal is home to six leopards, and the discovery of two more cubs has increased the count to eight. If the pet does not return for the cub, they plan to relocate it to a zoo.