Himalayan black bear rescued in Gasa

A rescued female bear
A rescued female bear

Gasa: On 25 September at 3:45 pm, the Jigme Dorji National Park (JDNP) received a call from Mr. Tshering, Beat In-charge for lower Khamey who reported about a bear being trapped in the snare of Aum Chimi in Kagongmo village. The snare made up of a high tension cable was set up by her husband to trap wild boar who had damaged their paddy fields.

Officials from JDNP reached the location at 5:15 pm in the evening and decided to call the official from Wildlife Conservation Division (WCD). With an immediate response, the WCD rescue team led by Dr. Kinzang reached the spot next day.

The actual rescue operation could begin only in the afternoon at 2.23 pm due to road block above Tashithang. With all the necessary rescue operation and measurements, the tranquilised female bear of around six year old was carried into a private bolero and trans-shifted to wildlife rescue van of WCD. Then at around 4 pm, the bear weighing 75 kgs and 177 cm in height was safely released to the forest. There were no major injuries other than minor injuries on its mid section by trap due to its aggressive movement.

Reported by Kinley Tshering, Forest Ranger, JDNP


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