Two swamp deer translocated to CNP die


6th May, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


CHITWAN : Two swamp deer out of seven translocated to Chitwan National Park (CNP) from Shuklaphanta National Park have died.

Director General of National Parks and Wildlife Reserve Department Man Bahadur Khadka today confirmed that two of the translocated female swamp deer died.

A swamp deer was dead on the day it was translocated to CNP while next one died the following day.

Now, the CNP has two males and three female swamp deer following the death of two. The officials have planned to translocate 25 swamp deer including five males from the Shuklaphanta.

The CNP has assumed that extreme pressure on swamp deer due to long hours of travel and rising temperature could have caused the death of the highly-sensitive wild animal.

Information Officer of the CPN, Nurendra Aryal, said that the translocation process of the swamp deer is postponed for the time being due to rise in mercury as well as officials' deployment in the local level polls.

Director General Khadka shared that other swamp deer shall be brought during appropriate time of the winter season.

The translocation process of swamp deer was started from April 26.