A Miraculous Journey: Paralyzed Leopard Cub Learns to Walk Again, Inspiring Hearts Everywhere
This is the heartwarming moment a seven-month-old leopard cub, which was paralysed after accident learns to walk again.
The female cub was hit by a speeding vehicle near Igatpuri, a village in western India earlier this month.
The critically injured animal was rescued by the local Forest Department and later transferred to the Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Center, run by Wildlife SOS in Junnar, near the Indian city of Pune.
The seven-month-old leopard cub was hit by a speeding vehicle in a village in western India earlier this month. Her chances of recovery appeared bleak
After the accident left the young cub paralyzed, her chances of recovery appeared bleak. X-rays revealed spinal injuries which had caused complete limb paralysis.
But as the leopard was young, her vets felt that with proper treatment she would be able to walk again
The leopard was ready to surprise the experts with her sheer determination to get back on her feet again too.
Senior Wildlife SOS Veterinarian Dr Ajay Deshmukh, said: ‘We are providing regular physiotherapy comprising of stretching exercises, massages and assisted walks.
‘She is getting stronger each day and we have observed signs of movement in her limbs.’
Ajit Shinde, Range Forest Officer, Junnar said, ‘We have observed that the leopard is responding well to the physiotherapy sessions and I am grateful to the hard work put in by the Wildlife SOS team.’
Her vets felt that with proper treatment she would be able to walk again. The leopard was ready to surprise the experts with her sheer determination to get back on her feet again too