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�Jorba� retires, accorded warm farewell

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KAZIRANGA, Dec 8 - Anti-poaching sniffer dog Jorba, who works in Kaziranga National Park, retired after seven years of dedicated service towards conservation of nature and helping in arresting poachers.

According to sources, Jorba, who is of Belgium Malinos breed owned by Aaranyak, an environment NGO, is widely considered to be a very skilled canine in terms of providing leads and clues to forest staff and personnel in arresting wildlife criminals, thereby leading to arrest of 40 poachers involved in illegal activities inside the world-famous national park.

Jorba was brought to Kaziranga from Pobitora in February 2013 and remained under the care of incharge Anil Das.

Sources added that the dog even helped in tracking poachers and recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition during his eventful service career.

Jorba was accorded a warm felicitation by the authority of Kaziranga National Park and members of environment organisations. The day to day expenses for taking care of Jorba was met by Aaranyak.

There are three more sniffer dogs in Kaziranga National Park, namely Leon (male), Shila and Emy( female) working under Bokakhat Wildlife Division, Bagori and Burapahar under Kaziranga National Park, sources informed.

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�Jorba� retires, accorded warm farewell

KAZIRANGA, Dec 8 - Anti-poaching sniffer dog Jorba, who works in Kaziranga National Park, retired after seven years of dedicated service towards conservation of nature and helping in arresting poachers.

According to sources, Jorba, who is of Belgium Malinos breed owned by Aaranyak, an environment NGO, is widely considered to be a very skilled canine in terms of providing leads and clues to forest staff and personnel in arresting wildlife criminals, thereby leading to arrest of 40 poachers involved in illegal activities inside the world-famous national park.

Jorba was brought to Kaziranga from Pobitora in February 2013 and remained under the care of incharge Anil Das.

Sources added that the dog even helped in tracking poachers and recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition during his eventful service career.

Jorba was accorded a warm felicitation by the authority of Kaziranga National Park and members of environment organisations. The day to day expenses for taking care of Jorba was met by Aaranyak.

There are three more sniffer dogs in Kaziranga National Park, namely Leon (male), Shila and Emy( female) working under Bokakhat Wildlife Division, Bagori and Burapahar under Kaziranga National Park, sources informed.