Yesterday evening this female Javan leopard arrived in Cikananga Wildlife Center! She was brought by the police who also confiscated her. The story of the persons who kept this poor girl is that they where hunting for pigs and suddenly saw 2 leopards fighting, one leopard run in to the rice field and got stuck in the mud, that’s why they captured her!
They kept her in a very small cage, were she could not even turn around! They told the police that they had her only for 2 days! Ya sure!! What really happened to her we don’t know, but according her condition it wasn’t much good! And from the lack of muscles it’s for sure that she was held in captivity much longer!
Yesterday evening when she arrived she was in really critical condition and was almost not reacting any more! She was so weak and badly dehydrated! Also is she is very skinny and her body is covered with small wounds. We were really afraid that she wouldn’t make it through the night!
At arrival medical treatment was started immediately and she got an infusion against the dehydration. Happily she made it trough the night, and gets with the hour stronger and stronger:-) Hopefully very soon she can move out of the clinic.