Indian porcupine rescued from factory unit

  • | Monday | 20th November, 2023

Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar: An Indian porcupine, which had made one industrial unit in the Shendra industrial area its home, was rescued by experts and released into the wild recently.When some underground cables of the firm were damaged, the presence of a porcupine was suspected. Few characteristic quills of the creature were found on the industrial premises.A rescue team, led by Nitesh Jadhav, reached the industrial unit to find and rescue the creature.The Indian porcupine was hiding in a burrow. It tried to escape the place when members of the rescue team approached it. The wild creature was finally caught using a cage, he said.Honorary wildlife warden for Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Kishor Pathak, said the rescued Indian porcupine was given first aid and kept under observation before it was released into the wild on November 17.Indian porcupines can grow up to 70–90 cm long and weigh over 35 kg. The unique creature is known for its characteristic short white spines, located on blackContrary to common belief, Indian porcupine is herbivorous and feeds on fruits, vegetables, roots, grains, mangoes, potatoes, onions, bananas, corn, and branches. The animal prefers mountains, tropical and subtropical grasslands, temperate shrublands, and forests as its home, Pathak said.We also published the following articles recentlyBird rescued, lens on firecrackersA juvenile migratory bird was rescued in Kolkata after being stunned by fireworks. The bird enthusiast who found it took it to her apartment and provided it with food and care. Experts believe that the bird may have been separated from its flock due to the noise and flashes of the fireworks. The bird has since been handed over to the forest department and is said to be in good health.Abandoned baby rescued in JorhatA newborn baby was found abandoned in a field in Jorhat district on Childrens Day. Locals heard the babys cries and took him under their care. The baby, a boy, was found to be in good health and was admitted to the hospital. The parents identity and reasons for abandonment are unknown, prompting an investigation by the police. This incident follows a previous case in which a couple handed over their baby to a teenager before disappearing. The baby was eventually taken to a child care center.Python rescued from IIT-Madras campusA 12-foot-long reticulated python was rescued from the IIT-Madras campus in Chennai. The python, which is not native to the area, was rehabilitated in Childrens Park by wildlife officials. It is believed that the python may have been brought to the campus as a pet and abandoned when it grew too large. Reticulated pythons are large constrictor snakes and are sought-after in the pet trade.

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