CNP plans to introduce wild buffalo, swamp deer

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, CHITWAN
CNP official claims the park is an ideal habitat for wild buffalo and swamp deer

Mar 8, 2016-A study has begun for relocation of wild buffalo and swamp deer to the Chitwan National Park (CNP) from other conservation sites and wildlife reserves of the country. 

Wild buffalo are found in the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve while a large number of swamp deer population is found in Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve and Bardiya National Park. 

Chief conservation officer at the CNP, Ram Chandra Kandel, said Padampur area inside the park would be an ideal place for the relocation of these animals. 

“We are doing our homework for relocating the wild buffalo from the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve and the swamp deer from the Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve,” said Kandel, who is currently in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve for a feasibility study. 

Kandel said Chitwan would be an ideal habitat these animals as it is located in the Tarai like the Koshi Tappu and the Shuklaphanta reserves, it has tropical 

climate and has ample marsh land, bush and grassland. He said that relocation of these animals to the CNP will go a long way to conserve protect their species.



Published: 08-03-2016 09:12

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