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Wildlife Week Celebration in Kaziranga

Wildlife Trust of India with Assam forest department and International Fund for Animal Welfare is celebrating the week with lot of activities across Assam and northeast.

In the beginning of this week the organization rescued and released a hog badger,  a nearly threatened Schedule –I uncommon specie as per IUCN/WPA/Indian Status in Kaziranga National Park on Monday.

All this action (Rescue-Clinical Examination-Observation and release) has happened within 24-hours time frame, one of the quickest rescue and release of wildlife in Kaziranga.

The rarely seen strange looking animal by the people but mostly visible in Kaziranga landscape was a full grown female with 10.516 Kg, when the centre veterinarian did her body morphometery before clinical examination at Centre for Wildife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), the IFAW-WTI wildlife care facility near the world heritage site .

She was micro chipped before releasing back to the wild in Burhapahar forest range of Kaziranga National Park.

 

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