Monitor lizard handed to wildlife officials
Kohima, Oct. 22 (EMN): A football personality from Nagaland, Roko Angami, donated on Monday a monitor lizard to the wildlife division in Kohima.
Angami donated the animal, exact species unidentified at this time, to Wildlife officials in the premises of the Blyth’s Tragopan Conservation & Breeding Centre. He informed to have found the lizard, weighing around two and a half kg, and 3’4’’ long from his farm in Zhadima in Kohima district.
Forester- I for Kohima, Kiukhenshi S Yimchunger said that the animal would be handed over to Nagaland Zoological Park at Rangapahar in Dimapur in a day or two.
Kiukhenshi thanked Angami for coming forward to donate the animal, adding to wildlife conservation efforts in Nagaland.
On July 28 this year too, Roko Angami and a government officer Seyiekhrielie Rio, donated an eight feet long python to the wildlife division. The wildlife officer acknowledged other “donors” as well, appreciating that people had started realizing the importance of conserving wildlife. She looked forward to continuous support from the community to wildlife conservation activities and efforts in the state.