Locals rescue endangered Nilgai in Naogaon

Published: January 23, 2019 16:33:06 | Updated: January 25, 2019 14:41:15


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An endangered Nilgai - the largest antelope in Asia - was rescued from Jotbazar in Naogaon on Tuesday.

Observing the Nilgai roaming in the area, local people of Manda upazila caught it after a chase and informed local police and livestock officials about it.

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

Such Nilgai was never seen in the area, reports UNB citing the locals.

Nilgais used to be found in the north of Bangladesh until the 1940s, particularly in Tetulia area. They were declared extinct afterwards, the officials said.

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