manikdoh leopard rescue centre to get facelift - outdoor enclosure
The project cost is around rs1. 5 crore;
Will be completed within 2 months.
Leopard catch facilities in Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Center (MLRC)
In the coming months, Junnar will undergo cosmetic surgery.
According to Dr. Ajay Deshmukh, wildlife veterinarian officer, the leopard will now have a larger and upgraded enclosure.
"Of the 26 Leopards in the center, only a few can enter the outer space to exercise.
Therefore, the NGO Wildlife SOS has implemented an expansion project with the state government to improve the MLRC facilities, "said Deshmukh.
The project consists of 10 new shells with an area of more than 250 square meters.
The project cost is around rs1.
5 crore, expected to be completed in the next two months.
"This will be the biggest leopard fence in India.
Leopards will be transferred to these caves instead of struggling painfully in the tiny spaces they have lived in for years
Like the shell, "he said.
"The top priority of building --
Is to create spacious, good
Designed indoor and outdoor fences, each leopard has a separate cave, high enough to immerse them in the love of climbing, there are also a large number of "habitat-rich" items that make them "Deshmukh.
According to Wild Animal SOS, their goal is not to keep wild animals indefinitely, but to heal them as much as possible and to free them once they become healthy.
In the past year, MLRC has released 16 leopards (
9 women, 7 men)in the wild.