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12:00 AM, June 17, 2011 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 17, 2011

Back to wild life

Chief Whip of parliament MA Shahid, also the local lawmaker, releases an eagle to Lawachhara Reserve Forest marking World Environment Day on Wednesday as wildlife conservator Sitesh Ranjan Dev arranges freeing 138 birds and animals that he had treated and nursed after rescuing from captors. Photo: STAR

One hundred and thirty-eight wild animals and birds got back their freedom as Sitesh Ranjan Deb, well-known wildlife conservator of Srimongal, arranged their release to Lawachhara Reserve Forest on the occasion of World Environment Day-2011.
Chief Whip of parliament and local lawmaker MA Shahid released the creatures to the forest on Wednesday.
The released wildlife include 30 crabs, 100 eel fish, one tortoise, one slow loris, one python, one wild cat, one eagle, two large lizards locally known as guisaap and one fishing cat, said Sajal Deb, director of Srimongal Mini Zoo.
Sitesh Ranjan said these wild creatures had entered human habitations from the forest at different times in search of food. In most cases, these creatures received injuries as local people caught them. He rescued them from the captors, gave treatment and nursing at his mini zoo and took initiative to release them to the nature.
Md Mostafizur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Moulvibazar, Harunur Rashid, superintendent of police, Fayez Ahmed, upazila nirbahi officer of Srimongal, AKM Azharul Islam, range officer (Nature Preservation) of forest department, were present on the occasion.
Later, the guests of the event planted 100 fruit trees at Lawachhhara Reserve Forest.

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