Rare Bison Spotted In Keonjhar’s Atei Forest

Keonjhar: Atei reserve forest officials in Odisha’s Keonjhar district have spotted a bison of rare species.

The fleeting images of the endangered animal were captured in trap cameras installed at various strategic locations in the forest, officials said on Sunday.

The sighting of the bison has enthused forest officials and wildlife activists since the mammal has never been spotted earlier in the reserve forest and in the neighbourhood.

Talking to media persons, Keonjhar DFO Dhanraj HD confirmed the sighting of the rare bison and hinted at more protective measures for the wildlife inside the reserve forest.

Images of 21 species of wildlife were also captured in the trap camera inside the reserve forest, where a Royal Bengal Tiger(RBT) was sighted earlier. Officials are in the process of examining CCTVs to elicit details on its movement in the area, reports said.

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