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A jawan rescues five young owls in Manipur

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By EMN Updated: Feb 16, 2015 9:54 pm
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Our Correspondent
IMPHAL,February 16

As a remarkable development towards wildlife conservation in Senapati, a CRPF officer rescued 5 numbers of Juvenile Eastern Grass owls. Solomon Ronam, Assistant Commandant of 69 Bn CRPF (PWD complex, Imphal) saved the five poor owls from an ignorant hunter. Ronam a resident from Purul village in Senapati bought the birds at Rs 2000 when he was on leave.
Ronam and his wife fed the young birds with beef and chicken for the last 15 days till he handed over to People’s For Animals (PFA) Manipur in Imphal at the end of his leave on Saturday.Initially PFA was apprehensive that about survival of the young birds as they are prone to diseases.
“But the effort extended by Ronam and his wife is worth heartfelt appreciation,” says Managing Trustee of PFA Manipiur L Bishwajeet in a press release. “May this incident awaken the love and sense of conservation for wild animals at Senapati.”
Ronam stressed that villagers of Senapati need socio-economic development to promote wildlife conservation, the release added.
A 3 year old boy from Laipham Khunou- Kongrailakpam Siddanth also saved a Peregrine falcon. The boy found it sticking on a fence with sticky glue. The bird might have escaped from a gum trap. It might have taken rest on the fence leading the gum smeared on its body stickled to the fence again. His father come to know his little son secret when his son demand an extra Puri during their daily breakfast. The bird was relocated by PFA after cleaning the gum, the release added.
In another incident one Saikhom Khomei and Langpoklakpam Ibotombi of Yairipok Khoirom Makha also handed over an injured Hog deer to PFA Manipur. The duo catches it when the deer entered Khomei’s house. The injured deer succumbed to its injuries on the way to veterinary. The deer might have chased by hunters or other animals letting it to wander towards the village with multiple injury. Post mortem report from state Zoological Garden commented that the cause of dead was Capture Myopathy or commonly Shock disease. Coagulated blood is found inside its heart.
One Kangabam Kiran of Sagolband Kangabam Leikai also handed over an injured Steve Eagle to PFA. The bird got injury on its right wing probably from catapult or gun. Kiran reported that he saved it from a fish trader coming from Bishnupur.
Meanwhile one Angom Boboi of Langthabal Phura Makhong handed over a Moor hen after he found it near Babupara.

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By EMN Updated: Feb 16, 2015 9:54:02 pm