Gurugram to acquire two animal treatment centers

Gurugram district is expected to have two animal treatment centers in the city, wildlife department officials said on Sunday, after the state’s wildlife department approved the construction of two such centers in the city. the district.

Mr. S. Malik, Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) of Gurugram Circle, said: “Two animal treatment centers will be built in Gurugram, one in Sohna and another in the villages of Sultanpur. These will be the first such centers in the district, where wild and rescued animals can be treated. At present, the budget has been approved and construction is expected to be completed within a year.

Officials said that so far animals rescued in the district have been treated in private treatment centers run by different non-governmental organizations or are referred to other districts.

In Gurugram and the neighboring region, several cases of injuries to animals, such as monkeys, hyenas and leopards, have been reported in the past. Authorities said these animals were being treated at private facilities, which may or may not have the best facilities.

“Now we will be able to deal with these rescued animals better, with more facilities,” said Malik.

A study published in January found that the Aravalli of Gurugram, Faridabad and Delhi can support rich biodiversity and wildlife if protected from further habitat fragmentation. The study revealed a total of 1,327 signs of 13 species of mammals during two seasons – winter and summer – of the survey in 2019. Two species of large carnivores, leopards and striped hyenas, four species of herbivores, two species of primates and seven species of mesocarnivores (fox, civets, mongoose, etc.) were found.

Boyd S. Abbott