Jajpur, November 13 (LocalWire): Forest officials on Wednesday rescued an injured wild sloth bear from village Talajanga in Jajpur district after a two-hour-long rescue operation.
The bear, which seemed around five years old, is suspected to have been injured in an attack by some persons and the forest officials rushed to the spot after villagers informed them about it.
The animal was rushed to the veterinary hospital at Dharmsala immediately.
“The animal is responding to the treatment.
After its treatment, we will release the bear in the forest,” Gadamadhupur forest officer Ranjan Mishra said.
He also pointed out that it was not unusual to have such a bear in the village as the nearby Gadamadhupur forest is the home of such animals.
“The frequent incident of bears venturing out of the jungle is a matter of concern.
It means that the natural resources in the forest are gradually getting depleted. All creatures big and small are part of our ecosystem, and critical to the environment,” Mishra said.
It may be recalled a 12-year boy Mohan Hansada of Balangia village had sustained serious injuries in a recent attack by a bear.
Many villagers suspect that the boy might have been attacked by the same injured bear, a local Laxminarayan Majhi said.