‘Darjeeling, was correct choice’, she thought. With Mount Kanchenjunga at the backdrop, temperate forests to the company she could work on her pet project, making great strides.
Instructing the staff on arrangements for the day, she stood in the corner.
“A day of mixed emotions?”, questioned a deep baritone.
“The parting agony”
“Checked on Lilly and Ray. They are fine”, he informed.
“Waning winter months, afternoon hours are their favourites. It runs in their blood!”, she said.
“Guests and children appear ecstatic”, he notified.
‘One day I had to return them to where they belonged’, she thought.
Dr Leelavati, assisted by Dr Watson, was working on captive cloning and breeding of the Red Panda. Lilly was cloned. Ray was born out of captive breeding. Now 18 months old, they had reached adulthood.
Walking down the aisle and through the door with them, she had thought of waving them Sayonara.
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Red Pandas are mammals native to Eastern Himalayas. They have been declared as the engendered species in India and world wide. Red Panda’s population is on a decrease given to habitat loss and fragmentation, poaching, and inbreeding depression. Though much needs to be done on stopping the habitat loss and poaching, India and the entire world need likes of Dr Leelavati and Dr Watson, who right now exist only in my story. With Science and Technology to aid and the participation by the locals, Red pandas and many other animals could be removed from the endangered species list!
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Its my contribution to #FridayFotoFiction by Tina and Mayuri