Paralysed jackal rescued from Navi Mumbai recovers, to be released into wild soon
The animal was brought to the hospital by an NGO after it was alerted by a passer-by in November 2017mumbai Updated: May 23, 2018 11:56 IST
Six months after an injured jackal was rescued from Palm Beach Road in November 2017, the animal was shifted to Katraj on Tuesday.
Officials from Bombay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (BSPCA) hospital, Parel, said the jackal will be kept under observation for a few days before being released back into the wild.
The animal was brought to the hospital by an NGO after it was alerted by a passer-by. Primary investigation revealed the jackal was hit by a speeding vehicle. It remained unattended for hours before volunteers from the NGO reached the spot and rushed it to BSPCA hospital.
“The jackal is under observation round the clock. We are monitoring his diet and therapy. When the animal was brought in, its hind limbs were paralysed. It has recovered fully and will be released into its natural habitat soon,” said J C Khanna, BSPCA secretary.
Sunish Subramanian Kunju, wildlife warden of Mumbai, said, they wrote to the deputy conservator of forests and sought permission to release the animal back into the wild.
“The jackal has been shifted to a rehabilitation centre in Katraj. It will be kept under observation for a week. Once we receive permission from officials, the animal will be released back into the forest,” he added.