Wildlife officials summoned over killing of pregnant deer

By: News Desk      Published: 04:06 PM, 16 Dec, 2020
Wildlife officials summoned over killing of pregnant deer

A local court in Nangarparkar summoned the wildlife department officials tomorrow (Thursday) as no case was registered over the killing of a deer which belonged to one of the endanger species, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.

The incident occurred seven days back when the deer, which was actually a doe and pregnant at that time, fell prey to the illegal hunting in the Thar Desert which is home to a large population of deer.

It was a judicial magistrate who took notice of the issue as the officials have neither been able to identify the culprits nor registered a case over this gruesome incident in which the doe was from the Chinkara species. 

As the identified hunter claimed the life of this doe, the wildlife department officials had taken the body into custody after the locals informed them about the incident.

Chinkara, also known as Indian gazelles, are primarily found in the north-western region of India in the state of Rajasthan with their distribution extending from south of the Krishia River, as far east as central India, and into the north-central region of Iran. It is said that 60 to 70 percent of the global population of Chinkara is presently found in western Rajasthan.

These are very shy creatures and avoid human habitation. Most of the time they spend alone, however, can sometimes gather in small groups of up to four animals. Males are territorial and will chase other males away from their territory. Chinkara prefer to feed at night time and are most active just before the sunset and during the night.