Nepal’s first wildlife ambulance comes into operation

File: A rhino in Chitwan National Park

Ratnanagar, June 12

An ambulance has been mobilised for rescuing the injured or sick wild animals right from their natural habitat, for the first time in Nepal.

The National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) purchased the ambulance taking advantage of the customs rebate.

The NTNC informs that the ambulance has been brought for use of Wildlife Hospital that in Sauraha in Chitwan National Park.

The NTNC Sauraha office’s officiating chief Ram Kumar Aryal says the ambulance cost Rs 2.5 million.

According to him, the ambulance will provide services in all the districts of the Tarai, including the Chitwan Nataional Park.

“We will use the ambulance for rescuing wild animals if they are injured or fall sick. The ambulance has oxygen and cage adjustable to the size of the wild animal,” he says.

Although the Central Zoo has an ambulance for the wild animals, it has not brought into use outside Kathmandu Valley.

Wildlife conservationists believe that the opening of the wildlife hospital will provide much support in wildlife conservation efforts.


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