Forest officials on Tuesday recovered two cubs of the endangered Himalayan bear from a local residence at Dokmoka in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district.
Notably, a local residenct of Dokmoka in the hill district of Assam brought the two bear cubs from the forest and was rearing the bear cubs at his residence for the last one week.
When the news reached the Forest department of Karbi Anglong, a team of forest officials and volunteers from the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation at Panbari in Kaziranga went to the residence and rescued the two Himalayan bear cubs.
According to the veterinarian of the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation, Dr Samsul Ali, the cubs will be 10 to 15 days old. He also said the cubs are in perfect health conditions.
He, however, added that the top priority would be to provide adequate food to the bear cubs as the duo had adopted the habit of consuming human food for the last few days.
Presently, the bear cubs of the endangered Himalayan bear are being taken care of at the Centre for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation.
Dr Ali further said, the cubs will be kept at the centre for some time and later the prospect of releasing them in the wild will be considered.