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4 baby civets of rare species rescued in Gopalganj

  • Published at 11:17 pm June 13th, 2019
Civets-Dhaka Tribune
Four baby civets of rare species, rescued from Ghosher Char village of Gopalganj Sadar, handed over to Khulna Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre, on Thursday Dhaka Tribune

On Thursday, Gopalganj Forest Department Officer, Md Jahangir Alam Khan handed over the animals to Khulna Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre Forester Md Mamun-Ar-Rashid

Four baby civets of rare species were rescued from Ghosher Char village of Gopalganj Sadar on Wednesday.

On Thursday, Gopalganj Forest Department Officer, Md Jahangir Alam Khan handed over the animals to Khulna Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre Forester Md Mamun-Ar-Rashid. 

Forest officer Md Jahangir Alam said: " A local boy named Apurba found the baby civets on the top of a palm tree, and brought the animals down. 

"After receiving the news, we rescued the animals, and handed them over to a team of Khulna Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre."

Forester Md Mamun-Ar-Rashid said, they identified the animals from their shape, and color of the body. Their English name is Asian Palm Civet, and they are basically nocturnal animals.

The animals prefer to live in forests and generally eat chicken, pigeon, fruits, vegetables, palm, dates, and insects.

The rescued baby civets are reportedly healthy, and thought to be about 25-days-old.