Thursday, August 18, 2022

NZP team rescues female Asian black bear at Thahekhu village

The Animal Rescue team of Nagaland Zoological Park (NZP), Rangapahar rescued one female Asian Black Bear (ursus thibetanus laniger) at Thahekhu village under Dimapur district on Wednesday.
In a press release, NZP director, Dr. C. Zupeni Tsanglai informed that ato kilonser NSCN (Akato faction), Michael Yeptho assisted in rescuing the animal, which was found abandoned in the wild as an infant.
Michael Yeptho later handed over the animal to the zoo for rehabilitation.
NZP director, Dr. C. Zupeni Tsanglai in a statement, lauded his effort to save the cub and informed that the Asian Black Bear also known as Asiatic Black Bear, Moon Bear or White-chested Bear was a sub-species of Himalayan Black Bear and is a threatened (vulnerable) species under IUCN(3.1) and a Schedule II (Part I) species protected under the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972.
She said these bears were medium-sized bears, native to Asia and mainly inhabits the Himalayas from South-eastern Iran, Northern India to parts of South East Asia.
She further said that rescue of the species was a commendable contribution towards the conservation efforts of the department.
Dr. Zupeni hoped that more like-minded persons would come forward to save the little of what Nagaland had as wild species.

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