This cute leopard cub is being nursed back to health – with the help of a cuddly toy.
Two-month-old orphan Simba was starving to death when he was found by staff at an animal charity.
But after a year of snuggling up to the soft toy and being bottle fed by Wildlife SOS volunteers, Simba is now the picture of health – and has also learned how to climb trees.
Kartick Satyanarayan, CEO of the charity, said: “Our team worked tirelessly to save Simba. Theleopard
toy acted as a source of comfort.”
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Kartick believes Simba, who now lives at the Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Centre in Junnar, India, may have been left to fend for himself after his mother died falling into an open well.
The little leopard has now become the face of a campaign to help save other animals from a similar fate.
So far, Wildlife SOS has rescued more than 40 other leopards.