Koshi Tappu's wild buffaloes shifted to CNP (photo feature)Rare breed of Babulis Babulis wild buffaloes found only in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve have been shifted to Chitwan National Park (CNP).
Rare breed of Babulis Babulis wild buffaloes found only in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve have been shifted to Chitwan National Park (CNP).
A team of 60 persons including members and technicians from wildlife department, CNP, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, local consumer committee, among others, have started to capture the wild buffaloes to move them to CNP. Chitwan chief conservation officer Ramchandra Kadel informed three buffaloes—one male and two females—will be moved to Chitwan on Thursday.
The team darted one female buffalo and moved it to Chitwan in a truck after collecting its blood sample and taking stock about its health condition, weight, among other things. Two more buffaloes will also be captured today and moved to Chitwan, officials said.
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve conservation officer Shyam Sah said shifting the buffaloes to other places in similar environment and temperature will help it protect from diseases and poachers.
Fifteen female and five male buffaloes will be shifted to CNP. Ten buffaloes will be moved in first phase and the remaining will be moved after inspecting the adaptation process of those shifted in the first phase.