Last month we blogged about a clouded leopard cub that was rescued at the end of April.
We are happy to tell you he is doing very well. It was touch and go when he was first rescued and we thought he had a problem with his hind legs. The leopard, who is now about 4 months old, is healthy, active and playful and has put on a kilo since he was found. The villagers, who discovered the cub named him Bombom and we have kept that name as it seems to suit him.
Pak Tigor, the manager of our activities in the Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve, arranged to have a temporary enclosure built for the cub. It is at Camp Gemini where we also have a small vet clinic.
Above and below – Bombom, being transferred to the Lamandau River Wildlife Reserve by speedboat
The enclosure not only gives him space to play but also allows him to get re-united with his natural surroundings. As soon as Bombom was in his enclosure he ran about and climbed all over it. Clouded leopards are thought to be predominantly nocturnal and so a member of the camp’s staff has been assigned to keep an eye on him at night.
Photos above and below – Bombom in his new temporary enclosure
Photo above – a playful Bombom
We hope to bring you more news on Bombom soon but in the meantime please consider a donation to support our vital work in Borneo.