Watch: Kevin Pietersen Adopts Baby Leopard In India, Earns Plaudits On Social Media

Updated: 26 February 2018 16:58 IST

Kevin Pietersen is a leading activist of wildlife conservation.

Watch: Kevin Pietersen Adopts Baby Leopard In India, Earns Plaudits On Social Media
England cricketer Kevin Pietersen adopted a baby leopard in India © Instagram

Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has been championing the cause of wildlife conservation for quite some time now. He has been supporting such social causes and now his love for wildlife has reached India. He came down to India on Monday to check on an orphaned baby leopard he had adopted in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, last week. Taking to Instagram, Pietersen uploaded an adorable video of him feeding the leopard cub from a bottle.

"HAPPINESS IN THIS! How beautiful is this baby Leopard????", he had captioned the video.

HAPPINESS IN THIS! How beautiful is this baby Leopard????

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In the last week of February, he had adopted the baby leopard and updated the same on his Instagram account.

"I've adopted this little orphaned Leopard in Raipur, India. The opportunity came up a couple weeks ago & when I saw 40 leopards were killed in Jan in India & 1/3 by poachers, I decided to try and help. I'm visiting India next week to meet him! Guess what I've called him?", he had captioned with the video.

Fans and wildlife conservationists praised the cricketer for the noble cause.

Interestingly, this is not the first post from him on social media in relation to wildlife conservation. He has been involved with SORAI (Save Our Rhinos Africa/India) and has been posting updates to save the animals in both regions. Pietersen had also expressed happiness after ivory trading was declared illegal in China.

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Topics : Kevin Pietersen Cricket
Highlights
  • Kevin Pietersen had adopted an orphaned baby leopard
  • He was in Raipur, Chhattisgarh to check on the leopard
  • He had adopted the baby leopard last week
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