Out To Quench Thirst, Hangul Rescued From Steep Slope In South Kashmir

by Hirra Azmat

SRINAGAR: A Hangul was rescued from a stone quarry at the Buhwoo village in Awantipora area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.

Screengrab of the video in which wildlife staff were seen rescuing Hangul from steep slope in south Kashmir

Wildlife Warden Shopian Intesar Suhail said they got a call at 10 am that a male Hangul was stuck in the stone quarry near Awantipora in south Kashmir.

“Along with the teams from Wild sanctuary Tral and Shopian, we reached there by 11 am. There was a steep slope so we had to be extra cautious so that the Hangul doesn’t fall off,” he said.

The wildlife warden said that the animal had ventured there from the Tral wildlife sanctuary.

“There has been a prolonged dry spell. The animal must have gone there to quench its thirst as there is an irrigation canal in the vicinity of the stone quarry,” he said.

After putting in a lot of efforts, the animal was captured in the net by 3:30 in the afternoon.

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“Since it is the breeding season, the male Hanguls are already weak and this particular one was also feeble. After capturing it, we gave it the treatment and released it in the Dachigam wildlife sanctuary,” he said.

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