‘Shy’ civet rescued from air-conditioning duct
An Asian Palm Civet was rescued on Tuesday after it was found trapped inside an air - conditioning duct in a house in East Patel Nagar.
The wildlife team of SOS has rescued the Civet and subsequently released the animal in Asola Bhatti Sanctuary.
Geeta Seshamani, President, Wildlife SOS said, “Even though the Palm Civet is a shy animal, this is the second civet rescue we have done in the past ten days. “Habitat encroachment and deforestation are happening at a startling pace and that is beginning to redefine the boundaries between forest and urban areas,” said Seshamani.
“The incidents of wild animals straying into urban areas are increasing. This issue needs to be addressed urgently and in a planned way,” she added.
Dr Faiyaz Khudsar, environmentalist, said it is a good indicator as civet is crucial part of animal food chain. “Civet eats insects which they find in fringe of forest. Although spotting the animal is not rare especially in nearby areas of central ridge,” added Khudsar.
A member of the rescue team said, “We had to be very careful with the civet as it was in stress and visibly scared. It eventually calmed down after we were able to pull it out of the duct.”
Also called a toddy cat, it is a small member of the family Viverridae native to South and Southeast Asia.
According to wildlife experts, the animal can survive in a wide range of habitats and can be seen in urban environments, but quite rarely, as they tend to be shy and wary of humans.
“They are an omnivorous species that feed on fruits, berries, coffee beans, insects and small mammals.
“They are protected under Schedule II of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972,” the expert added further.
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