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Bear cub rescued

An Asiatic Black Bear Cub was rescued from Keleng Bey village near Borjuri picnic spot, Karbi Anglong, on 24/03/2015 by a team comprising of Green Guard Nature Organization rescue specialist Dulu Bora and the B.O. of the Udmari Forest Beat Office, Nagaon, Mr. Pranab Bora. Dulu was informed by a villager, Mr. Robin Deuri, that a bear cub was caught by villagers and was likely to be killed and eaten if it was not rescued immediately. The duo reached Keleng Bey and were able to rescue the cub after much persuasion. The villagers also informed that a person was wounded in a bear attack some days back and the bear cub was caught during an annual traditional community hunt soon after. They also described a Hog Badger that was killed and consumed during the hunt and confessed that the bear cub would have ended up in the cooking pot as well. The rescued animal was later taken to the Kaziranga National Park and handed over to personnel from the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation & Conservation at Panbari.

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Rituraj Phukan is the Chief Operating Officer, Walk For Water; District Manager, Assam, Nagaland & Manipur, The Climate Reality Project India and Secretary General of Green Guard Nature Organization.

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