A blue week at Wildlife S.O.S

July 21, 2012 | By wildlife@dmin

These days Wildlife S.O.S Delhi cell is being flooded by calls for distressed Blue Bulls or what we commonly know as Nilgais. The rescue team has been constantly on their toes saving and rescuing about 6 Nilgai babies and juveniles.

The first rescue was a young Nilgai who barely managed to be saved from being slaughtered by the prompt action on the part of an animal lover who immediately informed the Wildlife S.O.S. rescue cell. The second rescue was an abandoned Nilgai baby where the mother might have been chased away by dogs.

The most dramatic rescue was the rescue of two drowning Nilgais who had got carried away by the flood waters of the Yamuna River. The third Nilgai with them was hunted down by feral dogs and could not be saved. The other two were rescued with help from the local Police Constable who had called the Wildlife S.O.S. team to the rescue. The team also went in one of the survey boats on the Yamuna to look for more distressed animals but fortunately there were none to be found.

Another Nilgai fawn was rescued the next day from near a school in West Delhi. The baby was set upon by local dogs and school children managed to save the baby and call Wildlife S.O.S. who is now taking care of the injured fawn. Incidentally Wildlife S.O.S is very well known in this area for their prompt rescue work with Pythons, other reptiles and Blue Bulls in the area. The last of the rescued Nilgai’s is a 5 day old baby found abandoned in a field and falling prey to dogs in the area.

Nilgai rescueSonu, Wildlife S.O.S. Rescue cell member said “The rescue of these 6 Nilgais within a week’s time prove that Wildlife S.O.S. has managed to successfully spread awareness and sensitize people about wildlife in Delhi and it’s surrounding areas. The increasing number of rescue calls that we receive from people is very heartening as it means that the message has spread across and people are making an effort to help the animals instead of being indifferent to their plight.” The animals are now under the care of Wildlife S.O.S and are being housed at the sanctuary in Gurgaon.

 

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