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Injured Lesser Adjutant Stork Rescued and Under Care at CBRC

Pakke, December 11, 2015: An injured immature lesser adjutant stork was rescued and brought to IFAW- WTI run wildlife centre Centre for Bear Rehabilitation Centre (CBRC), Pakke Tiger Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh, from Dhokuakhana, North Lakhimpur, Assam, on December 11, 2015.

The bird was rescued by a local NGO Mega Mix with the help of the Assam Forest Department staff on December 6, 2015.

On December 10, 2015, the forest authorities informed Dr Jahan Ahmed, IFAW-WTI veterinarian posted at CBRC, who reached the spot and brought the bird to CBRC the next day.

According to Dr Ahmed, “The bird was injured due to nest fall and a local rescued it and kept it in his house. There were signs of habituation and the bird is currently under the rehabilitation process.”

Now the bird is being taken care of at CBRC enclosure with minimal human intervention. In due course of time, it will be shifted to the rehabilitation site for release.

Run jointly by IFAW–WTI and Arunachal Pradesh Forest Department, CBRC has been actively running the bear rehabilitation programme since its inception in 2005. Since 2014, IFAW-WTI team has released 38 bear cubs in the forests of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. Out of these, 20 were released in Pakke Tiger Reserve, 14 in Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh and four in Manas National Park and Ripu-Chirang Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam. Along with bears, the team at CBRC also responds to all cases of wild animals in distress.
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