Five leopard cubs, all aged three weeks, were killed in Maharashtra as farm workers burnt trash in a sugarcane field, unaware of the presence of the wild cats there. The cubs were found dead in a sugarcane farm at Awasari village in Junnar tehsil of Pune Wednesday, police said.
A farm worker said, "We were there to cut the harvest. The farm owner asked us to burn trash on field and we did so, unaware that the cubs were there."
Maharashtra: 5 leopard cubs were found dead in a sugarcane farm in Awasari village near Junnar tehsil of Pune today. Workes say, "We had come here to cut the harvest. Owner told us to burn the trash on field, we didn't know the cubs were there. A woman spotted them later&told us" pic.twitter.com/fSQccuJSoq— ANI (@ANI) April 3, 2019