Wildlife officials after hunters who killed rare hog deer

By: News Desk      Published: 02:59 PM, 4 Sep, 2021
Wildlife officials after hunters who killed rare hog deer
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A group of hunters has killed a rare hog deer in Chontra area of Rawalpindi and later distributed its meat, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Saturday. 

Punjab Wildlife Department said that they were taking action against the hunters.

Wildlife expert Reena Saeed Khan said that the rare hog deer was found on the banks of the Indus River. “The deer may have crossed the river into the Chontra area,” she said. 

Hog deer has beautiful and thick-coated dark brown colour body with relatively short legs. Once widespread throughout the riverine tracts of Sindh and Punjab, now very rare everywhere as a result of shrinking habitat. And native to the Indo-Gangetic plains in Pakistan, northern India, Nepal, Bangladesh to mainland Southeast Asia.