Nagpur: Panic gripped Hudkeshwar (Khurd) village on the outskirts of Nagpur when residents sighted a sloth bear on Thursday night time.
The sparsely populated residential colony woke as much as steady barking of avenue canines close to Swaraj Nagar on NH-7. One of many residents, Rahul Rautwar, acquired suspicious and tried to search out out within the torchlight what had occurred. He was shocked to sight a sloth bear transferring within the bushes.
Rautwar instantly intimated members of the wildlife welfare centre (WWC) and folks for animals (PFA) who reached the spot and in addition knowledgeable the forest division.
“Our rescue staff reached the spot on studying concerning the incident however the sloth bear was nowhere to be seen. It might have strayed from the close by forests and retreated at midnight. We’re monitoring the scenario,” stated Seminary Hills RFO Sarika Admane.
“On the opposite aspect of Hudkeshwar (Khurd) village is NH7 and the forest space of Matkazari, Kaldongri, Banwadi, Zari, Wadad, Junapani of Umred and Butibori ranges aren’t removed from the spot. The opportunity of the bear getting into town outskirts from these forest areas can’t be dominated out,” stated Swapnil Bodhane of PFA and WCC’s Nitish Bhandakkar.