Arunachal forest officials set example by saving 2 animals

Arunachal forest officials set example by saving 2 animals

ITANAGAR: In this brutal world where man-animal conflict does not seem to end and reports of dogs being burnt to death and leopards bring hanged by a tree by people have been doing the rounds, Arunachal Pradesh, however has proved that humanity still exists and that stray animals, if gone into the right hands are well sheltered and taken care of.

In a similar incident, a tiger which had strayed out of Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh was successfully driven back into the sanctuary on Thursday. The tiger had reportedly strayed into the Sonajuli area of Durpong Reserve Forest and had reportedly killed a few mithuns there.

The operation to push the tiger back continued the whole day and was conducted by the officers and staff of Western Arunachal Circle Office, Banderdewa, Banderdewa Forest Division, Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary Division, Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary Division, Sejiosa, Wildlife Trust of India, members of All Capital Complex Mithun Farming Association and volunteers from Sonajuli Village Forest Management Council.

The animal moved in a westerly direction towards the sanctuary and is expected to leave the area soon, forest officials said and added that they have warned locals against venturing into the forest or harming the animal.

Meanwhile, a wild elephant was also rescued from Chessa village by forest department officials recently.

The officials of Banderdewa Forest Division led by CCF RK Singh and DFO Neelam Nedo rescued the elephant calf which fell into a ditch after being swept away by strong river current. The elephant calf was shifted to Itanagar Zoo for its further treatment and rehabilitation.

The above mentioned instances have set an example for other states to follow.

(TNT Desk)

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