Wildlife in mini zoo of Jhapa at risk

BHADRAPUR: The wildlife being reared in several community forests, referred as a mini zoo, of Jhapa for tourist attraction is reeling under insecurity.

Security of wildlife in the mini zoo has been questioned after a dog killed four adult deer kept in barbed wire at Bansbari community forest in Mechinagar-11, Jhapa.

The killing of endangered animals in large number at once has drawn the attention of locals, organisations pitching for animal rights, media and government.

Shambhu Rajbamshi, chair of the Bansbari community forest, who obtained a license from District Forest Office two years ago for keeping wildlife for tourism purpose, said several wildlife incidences are increasing due to lack of knowledge on rearing, treatment and feeding system.

He also shared that a python and a tiger died in the mini zoo inside a community forest.