Barking deer rescued and released in Anatongre

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/1/2020 12:27:47 PM IST

Department of Environment, Forests & Climate Change on released a rescued Indian muntjac (Barking deer) fawn at Anatongre village, Kiphire on January 25. 

A press release from wildlife warden Suman W M Sivachar stated that, Kiphire Wildlife Division had received reports on January 24 from Anatongre village council, that the fawn was rescued while clearing of fields where it was found abandoned by its mother. 

Villagers had brought back the fawn to the village for its safety. After visits to the village and discussions with the villagers, a team led by Inoheto Sema, forest guard including members of the anti-poaching squad then managed to trace out the location on the evening of 25, where previous calls of the deer had been heard. The deer was released within a few feet from its kin. 

Suman W M Sivachar, Wildlife Warden, Kiphire Wildlife Division held a meeting with the villagers and expressed gratitude to the village council, wildlife committee and villagers of Anatongre for actively helping in conservation of wildlife. The species is protected under Schedule III of the Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.

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