2 Slow Loris rescued, get into D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary

2 Slow Loris rescued, get into D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary

| Correspondent |

PASIGHAT, May 17: In two separate incidents of Slow Loris found stranded at the township dwelling areas of Pasighat, the two animals were rescued – one at PI Line (Sibo-Siang Colony) and other from Ward No 11 of Pasighat Municipality on 14th and 15th May respectively.

Later, both the primates were safely released in the D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary yesterday.

The one rescued from Sibo-Siang Colony was a female, which was almost killed by the local residents after finding it primate stranded in the dwelling house in the wee hours. But it was rescued by a young student from Jawaharlal Nehru College, Pasighat namely Vijay Panyang, a 2nd year student, who originally hails from Pongging village under Upper Siang district.

As a conscious youth on protection of wildlife, Panyang informed the officials of D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary.

In the another case next day, a male Slow Loris was rescued by Sobo Pertin, PMC councillor of Ward No 11, who also informed the officials of D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary and taken into safe custody.

On receiving the primates from both Panyang and Pertin, DFO (Wildlife) Tasang Taga appreciated the both for their love and care shown to wild animals. Taga also appealed all concerned citizens to inform his department whenever they find or notice any wild animal in distress.

Both the primates were safely released in the Borguli Range of D Ering Wildlife Sanctuary today by a team of Wildlife staff led by Dy Range officer Getem Borang in presence of M Tayeng, Member, State Board for Wildlife and three other research scholars from Bombay Natural History Society, who are doing survey on critically endangered Bengal Florican at the Sanctuary’s grassland.

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