09:48 GMT21 September 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): The diversity within Earth’s animal kingdom is nothing less than incredibly marvellous. Various animal species are associated with different kinds of traits – for instance, dogs are known for their loyalty, elephants are known for their gentleness, and felines are known for their majestic grace.

    Susanta Nanda, an officer in the Indian Forest Services (IFS), on Thursday shared a 14-second video of pure panache, featuring a mother-cub duo of royal leopards quenching their thirst.

    Amid the sounds of birds chirping in the background of what looks like a dense forest, both, the mama leopard and her cub are captured drinking water from a pond while maintaining constant eye contact with the camera.

    ​Nanda did not mention the location where the video was shot. The population of leopards has witnessed a significant increase in India in recent years. Currently, the nation is home to around 14,000 leopards, up from a historical low of 6,000 to 7,000 in the 1960s. 

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