Pygmy hog
Dr Parag from pygmy Hog conservation breeding (centre) releasing pygmy hogs in Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden in Guwahati on Wednesday. Image - Northeast Now

Another pair of pygmy hogs was transferred from the conservation breeding centre of pygmy hog of Bashista to Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden in Guwahati on Wednesday.

According to official sources, Dr Parag Deka, chief veterinarian of pygmy hog conservation project, personally came over on Wednesday to the Assam State Zoo Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden.

Pygmy hog is the smallest of pig species in the world. They are endemic to Manas region of Assam. They are not found anywhere else.

Pygmy hog
View of a pygmy hog released in Assam State Zoo. Image – Northeast Now
View of a pygmy hog released in Assam State Zoo. Image – Northeast Now

They are an endangered species and the conservation project headed by Gautam Narayan and Parag Deka is doing a good job in their conservation.

Currently in Assam State Zoo, there are two pairs of pygmy hog.

They are kept primarily here for display purpose to educate people about their rarity in the world. Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden is the only zoo in the world to house pygmy hog, added official sources.

NE NOW NEWS

Northeast Now is a multi-app based hyper-regional bilingual news portal. Mail us at: contact@nenow.in

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.