Nilgai rescued while recovering at Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary
New Delhi, December 27 (SocialNews.XYZ) An injured nilgai (a type of antelope) who was rescued near the premises of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) in the Mandawali region of the nation’s capital is currently being treated at Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary.
The nilgai with an injured leg was spotted by a passerby outside the DJB premises on Sunday evening. He immediately informed the Delhi Forestry Department.
The Forestry Department in turn contacted Wildlife SOS for reinforcements to carry out the rescue operation.
A joint operation led by officials from the Forestry Department and Wildlife SOS subsequently successfully rescued the animal using rescue equipment and safety nets.
“Agitated by his injury and the crowd that had gathered, the nilgai started to cross the busy road. It took rescuers nearly an hour to safely transport the distressed antelope to Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, where she is currently receiving medical treatment. a statement from Wildlife SOS said Monday.
Wildlife SOS CEO and Co-Founder Kartick Satyanarayan said, “The nilgai or blue bull is the largest antelope in Asia, and this species is endemic to the Indian subcontinent. Due to their large size, rescue operations involving Nilgans must be carried out. with the greatest caution. Wildlife SOS was able to assist the Forestry Department with a rapid response and ensure the safety of this injured Nilgai.
Deputy Director of Special Projects for Wildlife SOS Wasim Akram said: “It took us almost an hour to complete the rescue because we didn’t want to ambush the animal in distress. days. We are grateful to the public for being sensitive to the plight of the injured animal. “
Wildlife SOS is a non-profit charitable organization established in 1998 with the primary objective of saving and rehabilitating distressed wildlife across India. It also leads wildlife and nature protection projects to promote conservation, fight poaching and illegal trade in wildlife.
In January, the Forestry Department evacuated a nilgai from the park near Purana Qila and sent him to Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary.
This time, the nilgai had strayed into urban areas and was found roaming this park for almost a month before being recovered. Fortunately, the animal was not injured.