CHITWAN — A week after a wild water buffalo also called ‘Arna’ gave birth to a female calf, another Arna has also given birth to a calf on Thursday in Chitwan National Park (CNP), officials confirmed.
According to the Senior Veterinary Doctor at the CNP, Kamal Ghaire, a male calf was recovered from the conserved area of the wild water buffalo in the eastern belt of CNP at Padampur.
Earlier, a wild buffalo that was translocated to the CNP nearly two years ago, had given birth to a female calf on 16 August.
“Following the two-day long monitoring with the support from elephants, we found the second wild water buffalo giving birth to a baby calf,” Ghaire narrated. He added that one more Arna is an aspiring mother and is expected to give birth within a month.
With the addition of new members of Arna, Director General of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Department Man Bahadur Khadka said that a huge success was achieved in the conservation of species after the birth of a male calf and shared his plan to add more Arna in the open place.
After the arrival of a new member of Arna, the total number of wild water buffaloes in open space has reached 11 in the national park.
Prior to this, six Arna lost their lives due to diseases and in tiger attack, according to the officials at CNP.Follow @gorkhapost
15-year-old drowns in Koshi River
SAPTARI- A boy drowned in the Koshi River while taking a bath today at Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality-5 in Saptari.
Abinash Yadav, 15, the son of Jayanand Yadav, of Bhokraha-3, Sunsari who had been at his maternal uncle’s home to celebrate the Dashain died in the incident.
The incident site lies in a distance of half an hour walk from his maternal uncle’s home at Dalawa of Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality-14.
Though his cousin and aunt were together with him at the time of tragedy, their attempts to save him became unsuccessful, the family members said.
Following the tragedy, the child’s maternal aunt Pinki Yadav and grandmother Dhaneshwori fainted and are being treated at the Rajbiraj-based Gajendra Narayan Singh Zonal Hospital in an unconscious condition.
Meanwhile, the body of a woman around 65 years of age was found stuck between the entrance number 51 and 52 of the Koshi barrage, the area police office, Kanchanrup said. The body is yet to be identified and it has been kept at the Zonal Hospital.