- March 3, 2021
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Context: It was spotted recently in Manas tiger reserve, Assam.
- It was spotted close to the border with Bhutan in Manas’s Bansbari Mathanguri forest.
- The sightings of rare animals and birds in Manas is an outcome of better access to remote parts of the protected area where extremists and hunters once ruled
- It has been sighted for the first time in Assam.
- It is a Himalayan mammal, somewhere between a goat and an antelope.
- It is a subspecies of the mainland serow native to the Himalayas.
- It is a high-altitude dweller usually found 2,000-4,000 metres above sea level.
- It is ‘vulnerable’ in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
- Other animals/Birds sighted in region recently: black-necked crane; Mandarin duck in the Maguri-Motapung wetland near DibruSaikhowa National Park