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Sambar rescued, presence surprises experts

A terrified male sambar deer rescued from a residential area here was relocated on Thursday, surprising both its rescuers and wildlife experts given its presence in the urban region.

The origin of the young male could not be known. The animal was relocated in Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary after a six-hour-long rescue operation on Wednesday conducted by a team of eight volunteers from Wildlife SOS from a small park surrounded by urban cluster of Mayur Vihar. 

“We have relocated it. Asola is not the natural habitat for the sambar but since we are unaware of its origin, the relocation was found most suitable,” an official from Wildlife SOS said. 

Following the sighting of a leopard in Yamuna Biodiversity Park a few days back, a sambar in urban cluster gets mixed reactions from the wildlife experts. 

While some experts believe that spotting wild animal in micro habitats surrounded by urban cluster of Delhi is a good sign, others look into the reason of why those animals migrated from their original habitat in the first place.
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