Geckos and a civet join NZP family
Dimapur, September 2
Three Tokay Geckos and an Asian Palm Civet, a catlike animal, would soon find their new home in the protective enclosure Nagaland Zoological Park today in Dimapur. A citizen called Among and staffers of the Electrical Central Store in Dimapur brought the animals to the park, the officer in-charge of the Nagaland Zoological Park informed today. According to the press release issued by officer-in-charge of the park Obed Bohovi Swu, staffers of the Electrical Central Store led by one Kiyeto Sumi and his collegue David Richa brought the reptiles to the park. The lizards were found inside the store when old meter boxes were being auctioned, it was informed. “Fearing for the safety of the geckos if released in the nearby jungles they were brought to the zoological park and handed over to the officer-in-charge and his staff,” the park’s officials informed today. The reptiles were inspected and later released inside the park.
Also, earlier in the morning a juvenile Palm Civet, a type of cat, was donated to the zoological park by a citizen identified only as Among. The animal was brought to the zoological park and is presently being housed in the rescue centre inside the park under close supervision, Swu informed.
Director of the park Tongpangzemba Ao has expressed gratitude to the donors. Such actions create awareness to protect and preserve the state’s wildlife, he said. All citizens are encouraged to follow the example of the donors. The director may be contacted for more information at the number 9436012145.