An orphaned Himalayan black bear cub was rescued and formally handed over to the Range Officer of Lazu Forest Range in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh recently.
A local resident rescued the one-year-old cub of the Himalayan black bear from Chinhan near Indo-Myanmar border recently, official sources informed on Thursday.
The healthy bear cub, affectionately called ‘Ollo’ by the villagers, was fed and cared by one Yangwok Hodong for the last two months before handing over to the forest officials.
The Khonsa Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Bitem Darang has appreciated the efforts of the local villager Yangwok for protecting and conserving wildlife.
As desired by the villagers, orphaned Himalayan black bear cub was successfully translocated to the Mini Zoo at Miao on March 20 last and was handed over to the zoo authority for better upkeep.