SILCHAR, June 6 - In the yesteryears, Barak Valley had the Sumatran rhinos, rare species of monkeys and elephants together with a rich variety of fauna. But the continuous invasion into the forests has destroyed the ecology. There is a need to conserve the wild life and the Department of Forest in Cachar has proposed a zoo in the district for the cause.
On World Environment Day, N Anand, the District Forest officer in Cachar on Monday said �We have mooted a proposal for site identification to come up with a zoo here. There are only seven elephants left in the valley. People should know the different varieties of fauna available here. If we can come up with a zoo, people will have a place for amusement and also the killing of wild animals can be stopped,� the DFO said.