DIGBOI, March 10 � An injured giant flying squirrel was rescued from the house of one Pranjal Saikia adjacent to Margherita College at Margherita at 4.15 pm on March 5 last. After receiving the information of the injured animal from Dr Amarjit Saikia, Associate Professor in the Dept of Sociology of Margehrita College, Rajib Rudra Tariang, a wildlife biologist and assistant professor in the Dept of Zoology and Dipesh Mondal, assistant professor, both from Digboi College rushed to the site to rescue it.
The squirrel which bore injury marks on its left arm was successfully captured and brought to the Digboi Forest Range office. Dr Nupur Buragohain, a wildlife veterinary doctor of the Wildlife Trust of India was informed of the capture of the injured squirrel. Dr Buragohain suggested immediate first aid treatment, and provided medicines and fruits. After the first-aid treatment, the injured animal was transferred to Dhola Wildlife Rescue Centre for further treatment.