Manipur zoological garden gets Sangai enclosure for display
Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 7, 2019: Citizens can now watch Sangai in full view, forest and environment minister Th. Shyamkumar said as he inaugurated enclosure of the brow entlred deer at Manipur Zoological Garden, Lamphelpat on Saturday.
The minister declared the Sangai enclosure opened for public display.
The Sangai enclosure has an area of 4,800 square metres with marshy vegetation, similar to the natural habitat of Sangai. The enclosure houses a large paddock area to meet the animal’s biological requirements including provision for night shelter, kraal and keeper gallery. The side towards the visitor’s path has a wet moat giving a bar less appearance, offering full view of the animals to the visitors.
The enclosure of Sangai was constructed under the Compensatory Afforestation Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) following the standard design of Central Zoo Authority, Government of India.
Shyamkumar appealing the people of the state to love and protect wildlife said from today onwards citizens can watch the Sangai in full view at the enclosure.
Expressing hope that more people will come forward to support the wildlife conservation, he lauded the Sangai Express Group of Publication for financially supporting the Manipur Zoological Garden for procuring feed for Sangai. He said such endeavor and commitment of social responsibility will surely inspire others to support and participate in wildlife conservation.
Two pairs of Sangai were successfully translocated from Sangai Conservation Centre, Langol to Manipur Zoological Garden for public display with the technical assistance from Wildlife Institute of India along with officials and staffs of Manipur Zoological Garden. Before the translocation process was initiated, due behavioral observation of Sangai started from March 2019 to October 2019 on regular basis by the experts from WII and Manipur Zoological Garden.
The translocation of Sangai was conducted on October 17 and 18. The translocated animals at the Manipur Zoological Garden were kept under regular monitoring for three weeks. All the translocated Sangai are ear tagged for further research purposes.
On November 6 the newly translocated adult female gave birth to Sangai fawn which is another success story of Manipur Zoological Garden with particular to Sangai. The baby Sangai is now active and healthy and responding well.
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