Kohima, March 16: In an effort to promote the preservation of wildlife, Thepukhoyi Kezo a theologian lecture of Agape College, Padumpukhuri based in Dimapur recently donated a barn owl (Tyto Alba) to Nagaland Zoological Park (NZP).
The donor said the owl was rescued fledglings atop the terrace in the college campus on January 29 last, but after months of caring, it was found that the bird should be brought to care, hence keeping in mind the diminishing wildlife and the importance of conservation, the bird was then donated to the zoo.
He handed over the owl on March 14 to the officers in charge at Nagaland Zoological Park (NZP) situated at Rangapahar in Dimapur.
Nagaland Zoological Park has appreciated the gesture for donating the barn owl to the zoo and added the NZP will look forward for his future concern and participation in saving more of the diminishing wildlife in the state.
The barn owl is the most widespread land bird species in the world, occurring in every continent except Antarctica. Its range includes all of Europe (except Fennoscandia and Malta), most of Africa apart from the Sahara, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Australia, many Pacific Islands, and North, Central and South America.
(Page News Service)