Deputy Commissioner, WGH, Ram Singh releasing Slow Loris at Rangwalkamgre Reserved Forest near Babadam recently Mipr
Deputy Commissioner of West Garo Hills, Ram Singh releasing slow loris at Rangwalkamgre Reserved Forest near Babadam recently. Photo: I&PR, Meghalaya

A slow Loris that got the name ‘Rambo’ in Garo Hills was released at Rangwalkamgre Community Reserved Forest near Babadam under West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya recently.

This was done in a bid to protect and preserve the rich biodiversity of the region.

?A statement said that ?West Garo Hills district Deputy Commissioner, Ram Singh along with members of the Huro Programme released the slow loris (nycticebus bengalensis) after the animal was rescued when it got stranded in the human habitation at Resubelpara, North Garo Hills? district?.

It was rescued by one Xavi Xavier N Sangma who then informed the Huro Programme that came forward to rescue the animal.

Huro Programme manager, Pakseng Sangma, informed that the Huro Programme is a Wildlife NGO based in Garo Hills and has been working since 2008 for the protection and conservation of Holock Gibbons in particular and other wild animals in general.

A small programme was organized at Rangwalkamgre Nokma’s residence which was attended by the people from nearby villages and members of Huro Programme sensitized the villagers about the impending doom and the necessity to conserve wildlife and its habitat in the region.

While releasing the slow loris in the community forest which has a tremendous scope for birding, people could witness exotic birds like racket tailed dronggo and scarlet minivet hovering around the forest area.

Members of Huro programme informed that the Loris has been aptly named ‘Rambo’ and will monitor the animal whether it can adapt to its new surroundings.

Voluntary members of Huro Programme India, Bhuto R Marak and Dr Saljagringrang Marak were also present during the programme.

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