Endangered Nilgai rescued in Naogaon | 2019-01-23

Endangered Nilgai rescued in Naogaon

Sun Online Desk

23rd January, 2019 01:36:30 printer

Endangered Nilgai rescued in Naogaon

An endangered Nilgai--the largest antelope in Asia--was rescued from Jotbazar in Manda upazila of Naogaon on Tuesday, UNB reports.


Seeing a ‘Nilgai’ roaming in the area, locals caught it after a chase and informed the matter to the local police and Livestock officials.


Mozaffar Hossain, officer-in-charge of Manda Police Station, said the Nilgai was rescued from the village and later was handed over to the livestock officials.


Such endangered Nilgai have not seen before in the area, said locals.


Nilgais were found in the north of Bangladesh until 1940s when they were last sighted in Tetulia and afterwards were declared extinct from this country.