• Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021
  • Last Update : 02:21 pm

Endangered fishing cat mistaken for tiger cub causes panic in Panchagarh

  • Published at 11:11 am August 17th, 2021
Fishing_Cat
Photo shows the rare fishing cat captured by locals in Gafipara village of Boda upazila in Panchagarh on Monday, August 16, 2021 Collected

The feline is now under the care of the Panchagarh Forest Department

An endangered fishing cat, also known as Prionailurus viverrinus, was captured in a Panchagarh village on Monday.

Locals first spotted the animal at a tea garden in Gafipara village of Kajal Dighi Kaliaganj union under the district’s Boda upazila around midday. 

The sighting caused panic among the locals as they thought it was a tiger cub. They, however, manage to catch it soon after.

Local forest officials and veterinary experts later confirmed that the trapped feline was in fact a rare fishing cat, colloquially called a “Baghdasha.”

Confirming the matter, Madhusudan Barman, a Social Forestry official at Debiganj, said the animal was first handed over to the Border Guard Bangladesh troopers at their Danakata Camp. 

Later, it was sent to the District Livestock Office at Sadar upazila for further examination, said Subedar Kamruzzaman of the camp.

Dr Mariam Rahman, the veterinary surgeon at the upazila Livestock Office, also confirmed that the captured animal was a fishing cat.

She said: “This animal is locally known as ‘Baghdasha.’ We provided treatment to the cub as it had injuries in its throat.”

Afterwards, the BGB troopers took the animal to release it into the wild again.

52
Facebook 51
blogger sharing button blogger
buffer sharing button buffer
diaspora sharing button diaspora
digg sharing button digg
douban sharing button douban
email sharing button email
evernote sharing button evernote
flipboard sharing button flipboard
pocket sharing button getpocket
github sharing button github
gmail sharing button gmail
googlebookmarks sharing button googlebookmarks
hackernews sharing button hackernews
instapaper sharing button instapaper
line sharing button line
linkedin sharing button linkedin
livejournal sharing button livejournal
mailru sharing button mailru
medium sharing button medium
meneame sharing button meneame
messenger sharing button messenger
odnoklassniki sharing button odnoklassniki
pinterest sharing button pinterest
print sharing button print
qzone sharing button qzone
reddit sharing button reddit
refind sharing button refind
renren sharing button renren
skype sharing button skype
snapchat sharing button snapchat
surfingbird sharing button surfingbird
telegram sharing button telegram
tumblr sharing button tumblr
twitter sharing button twitter
vk sharing button vk
wechat sharing button wechat
weibo sharing button weibo
whatsapp sharing button whatsapp
wordpress sharing button wordpress
xing sharing button xing
yahoomail sharing button yahoomail