Hand-reared leopard moved to Zoo from CWRC
A seven-year old male leopard is being shifted today to the Nagaland Zoological Park from the Centre of Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), near Kaziranga National Park.
The Assam Forest Department and International Fund for Animal Welfare -Wildlife Trust of India (IFAW-WTI) run CWRC had been taking care of the leopard since 2006, after he was found alone in a tea garden by locals and handed over to the authorities.
"When we get any animal at CWRC, our first choice is to look into rehabilitation back in the wild. However, rehabilitation is not an easy option for large carnivores, considering the need for extensive space as they are territorial animals, and also because the chances of conflicts are very high. Particularly so if they have spent very little time in the wild before being brought under human care, as in the case of this cub," said Dr Rathin Barman, Deputy Director, WTI.
"We are already having a female leopard and this male leopard which we received today will be her mate soon. We are glad and thankful to the Assam Forest Department and WTI for their generous gesture. We expect to continue this good relation in future also." said, Tongpangzemba Ao, Director of Nagaland Zoological Park.
Dr Anjan Talukdar, Senior Veterinarian at CWRC recalled, "He was only a few months old, shy and weak when he was ‘rescued’ from Doomdooma and brought to CWRC. Now he is fully grown, strong, healthy and even a bit aggressive. He should hopefully do well in the new environment in Dimapur.”
Sighting of leopards among other animals in tea gardens are common in Assam. "Wherever sighted, we advise the people to not pick up wild animal youngs. The mother would generally be nearby and return for them, provided that there is no disturbance. At best, inform the authorities, who can look into the situation and decide on the intervention as required," added Dr Barman.
17 Feb 2012 - 3:17am | editor
Assam Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik on Thursday urged the Centre to help the north eastern region become a hub of organic cultivation because of its organic soil.
Speaking at a workshop on ‘Policy initiatives for promoting partnership between stakeholders in agriculture with particular reference to rain-fed and dryland farming’ organised by the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi he said that the sector is not cost-effective due to high value of certification works at the initial stage and needs the Centre’s help and assistance to set up an export market in the region.
12 Apr 2014 - 7:05am | AT News
Altogether 11,65,706 voters are expected to exercise their franchise the Karimganj Lok Sabha constituency in the second phase of polling which is going on from Saturday morning.
Polling began at 1,504 booths from 7 in the morning to end at 5 in the afternoon. Of these, the authorities have identified 97 as hyper sensitive and 694 as sensitive along with 529 hyper sensitive. The rest are comparatively safe.
The contest is triangular. Congress, BJP and AIUDF are equally strong in Karimganj. The two-time sitting Congress MP Lalit Mohan Suklabaidya is pitted against BJP candidate Krishna Das while AIUDF candidate Radheyshyam Biswas is set to get no less vote in the minority pockets.
Counting will take place along with the rest of the country on May 16.
15 Mar 2016 - 3:33pm | Shajid Khan
A seminar on Interview Skills and Career Counselling aimed at equipping students with wider perspective of selecting one's career was held at Tangla College today. The seminar was held under the aegis of IQAC cell of Tangla College. The four member counselling team from Kaziranga University was headed by Pranjal Borborah. Almost 200 students attended the seminar. Others present on the ocassion were Satindra Nath Sarma head of IQAC cell and Prabha Borah HOD Dept. of Education,Tangla College.