GUWAHATI, Sept 11 - The two cubs which the State Zoo got from its black panther Meena did not survive. The cubs were born to Meena on Saturday night.
The zoo authorities said Meena is a first-time mother and did not know how to take care of her cubs.
Normally, the first 10 days are very crucial for cubs of leopard. �We were praying that nothing should happen during this period, but they could not make it. They died on the 4th and 5th days,� said Tejas Mariswamy, the State Zoo DFO.
The father of the cubs was Zoo-raised black panther Mohan, which was rescued 5 years ago. Meena and Mohan were paired up together in April this year.
The Assam Zoo is the only zoo in the country where four black panthers were housed.