Python relocated to NZP
DIMAPUR, AUGUST 28
ONE more python, measuring 10 feet in length and weighing about 15 kg, found its way to the sanctuary of Nagaland Zoological Park on Wednesday, after it was “rescued” by laborers engaged in a rubber plantation owned by Nagaland Chief Secretary, Alemtemshi Jamir at Khova Nalla.Presumed to be a female by wildlife officials, the python was spotted by the workers at around 10 am on Wednesday and duly brought to the NZP later in the afternoon. On August 14 last, another python was rescued from Chungtia village and brought to the park.
Director of NZP, Tongpangzenba Ao told Eastern Mirror on Wednesday evening that the Park is presently home to four more pythons, besides the two recent additions. But unlike the two newcomers who have been placed inside the “Rescue Centre” in the Park, the remaining four pythons have been “released”, though enclosed and “well-protected within the perimeter walls” of the NZP.
The area from where the python was rescued Wednesday morning is popularly known as pachaas pura (50 pura) among the locals. The NZP Director had led the team of wildlife officials in Wednesday’s rescue act.
Also, a press statement issued by Officer-in-charge of NZP, Obed Bohovi Swu said that the “timely report” from the workers had enabled the wildlife officials to perform their rescue act “without much stress to the reptile.”
The NZP Director thanked the Chief Secretary “for the initiative shown in conservation of our wildlife wealth” and also appealed the “people of the State” to show “sympathy and love for our wildlife and help in preserving them for future generation.”