Relocated Arna offers beginning to a calf in Chitwan Nationwide Park

Relocated Arna gives birth to a calf in Chitwan National Park

CHITWAN: An Arna (wild water buffalo) often known as ‘Bubalus arnee’, gave beginning to a calf on Monday in Chitwan. With this, the Chitwan Nationwide Park (CNP) now has 5 calves born to a herd of arnas relocated from Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR) and the Central Zoo.

The calf was born two days in the past and its intercourse is but to be decided, in line with data officer at CNP, Lokendra Adhikari. He mentioned it was troublesome to go close to the arna that has given beginning in an open shed amongst bushes.

A complete of 15 arnas have been relocated to the nationwide park in 2017, from January 25 to February 10, though the federal government had determined to relocate 20 arnas together with 5 males and 15 females, in 2015. Twelve arnas together with two males and 10 females have been dropped at the CNP from the Koshi Tappu whereas one male and two females have been introduced from Central Zoo in Lalitpur. Nevertheless, six of the relocated wild buffalos died. The causes of their deaths are unknown.

In the meantime, the CNP has 9 arnas together with two males and 7 females excluding the calves.

The arnas have been positioned in an open shade established in 30 sq. hectares of space in Purano Padampur close to Sauraha.

The nationwide park has deliberate to increase the open shed, and to extend the arna inhabitants to 20 or 30, data officer Adhikari mentioned. The wild water buffalos can be launched into the wild after they study to stay in a herd in order that they might defend themselves towards tigers, the park’s data officer mentioned.


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