In Cambodia, during the flooding of South East Asia, a fisherman found 3 tiny newborn leopard cubs. They were hiding in a hole in the Kien Svay district of the Kandal province. Their mother was no where to be found. It is possible that during the flooding, that something happened to their mother. She may have lost her life, or she could have been swept away to a different area and unable to find her cubs. The babies are lucky to have been found. They would have died if they had not been found by the fisherman.
One of the three babies did die. The other two, both little girls, are alive and doing better now that a zoo worker has been caring for them and feeding them bottles of milk by hand.
The zoo worker, 25 year old Sar Roeun, treats the babies as if they were his own. He instantly fell in love with them once he saw them at the zoo. Sar requested that the director of the zoo to permit him to be their care giver. He also requested that he be taught how to properly care for them. How to bathe and nuture them.
Sar gets to take the babies home with him every night so that he can continue giving them the care they need. Giving them bottles as they are needed and bathing them. He will care for them as if he would his own child until they have reached an age and size to be placed with 6 of the centers other leopard cats. They have also been rescued and are being kept at the center.
Leopards are small wild cats. They are smaller than the tiger or other wild cats. Their size is comparable to a house cat. Leopards are found in the areas of South and Eastern Asia.