GUWAHATI, Sept 30 - The Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) in collaboration with the Assam Forest department and the International Fund for Animal Welfare is celebrating the Wildlife Week from October 1 with lot of activities across Assam and the Northeast.
Prior to the celebration of the week, the WTI successfully rescued and released a Hog Badger, a nearly threatened Schedule I uncommon species as per IUCN/WPA/Indian Status, in Kaziranga National Park on Monday.
All this action (rescue-clinical examination-observation and release) happened within a 24-hour time frame, making it one of the quickest rescue and release of wildlife in Kaziranga.
The strange looking animal, rarely seen by people, but mostly visible in the Kaziranga landscape, was a full grown female with a body weight of 10.516 kg. The centre veterinarian did her body morphometry before clinical examination at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation (CWRC), the IFAW-WTI wildlife care facility near the world heritage site.
She was micro-chipped before being released back to the wild in the Burhapahar forest range of Kaziranga National Park.