A team of Wildlife Conservation Committee (WCC) led by its secretary Ksh.Johnson from Maram village, Senapati district rescued a rare wild boar on Tuesday and handed it over to Manipur Zoological Garden, Iroisemba.
According to Romesh Ningthoujam, convenor, joint coordination committee on wildlife and biodiversity (JCCWB), on Tuesday at around 7 am, JCCWB received an information that a wild boar was seen roaming at a village road of Maram village, Senapati District.
A joint team of WCC led by Ksh Johnson under the supervision of OC Senapati PS, Victor Pao, rushed to the area and rescued the animal.
Later, the rescued animal was brought with extreme care and handed over to Birmangol, director, Manipur Zoological Garden Iroisemba Imphal.
Romesh continued that amidst the fear of extinction of several wild life animals and birds which were found abundantly in Manipur in the past,wild boar is also one among the species that will be listed in the soon-to-be extinct list.
Citing the reasons for extinction, Romesh stated that deforestation and use of large machinery were the main reasons for extinction of our precious wild life animals which are our friends forever.
The state government and forest department should initiate certain measures that need to be taken up to save wildlife and the environment at the earliest, Romesh added.