13 Exotic Animals Recovered From Assam


Cachar (Assam): Yet another animal trafficking case was reported from Assam, where as many as 13 exotic animals were recovered by the Cachar Forest Division.

The animals were discovered caged in three boxes in a tea garden region in Assam’s Cachar district along the border with Mizoram, according to forest officials.

“These animals were smuggled across the border,” Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), (Cachar) Tejas Mariswami said.

Reportedly, the recovered animals belong to Moor Macaque and Spot-Nosed Guenon Debrazza’s monkey species.

“We have recovered 7 Moor Macaque, five Lesser Spot Nosed Guenon, and one Debrazza’s monkey species,” the DFO Cachar district added.

According to reports, the exotic animals were spotted by the locals in the Derby tea garden area and informed the forest officials.

“We recovered the monkeys caged in three boxes. We recovered 13 monkeys from the area. We will send the monkeys to the Assam State Zoo in Guwahati,” the forest department staff said.

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