PFA concerned over recovery of five cubs from Mizoram villagers

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Aizawl, Jan 10: The Mizoram unit of People For Animals (PFA) has expressed concern over the recovery of five cubs from villagers' possession, who claimed that their mother had failed to tend them.

The cubs were recovered by jhum farmers in Sailulak village on January 7 and the villagers subsequently brought the cubs to Aizawl, to be kept under the care of the PFA.

''We are not yet certain whether their mother ignored them as the villagers claimed. Our intention is to return the cubs to the place from where they were recovered and observe if the mother comes back for them, but as of now, the cubs are too weak to be brought back as they have not received nutrition for three days,'' president of Mizoram unit of the PFA Lucy told UNI here today.

''If the mother fails to come back for them, we will take care of them and release them once they get mature,'' she added. The PFA expressed doubts over the villagers' claim that the mother had failed to take care of its cubs and voiced concern against the displacement of wild animals from their natural habitat for domestication or otherwise.

''The Mizoram unit of the PFA has rescued a number of caged and wounded animals, cared for them and later released them in the forests. The PFA is making efforts to educate the Mizos on the need to protect wildlife,'' Ms Lucy added.


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