THOUBAL: The staff of Kakching Range Forest office have safely released 3 little black shouldered kites in their natural habitat after being brought up for one month completely by the staff as their parents on Wednesday.
According to Range Forest Officer Kakching N. Munal Meitei, those little birds were rescued by one Naorem Bonison, a resident of Kakching Makha Leikai Sabal area while he was on his way to work at his field on May 18 last and later handed them over to Range Forest Office Kakching on the day itself.
It is learnt that the mother of the little birds was poached by some miscreants.
At the time of handing over the birds, they were so little that they weren’t able to eat anything, Munal said.
Munal informed that the staff of Kakching Range Office attentively took care of the little birds for their survival and brought them up at the office by feeding chicken soup daily.
Now one month has passed and those little birds are capable of catching insects for their food and also able to fly themselves, he added.
Munal further informed that as the 3 little birds were rescued during COVID-19 lockdown period, they were named as Wuhan, Covid and Quarantine respectively.
They were able to survive freely at their habitat place freely, this is a very joyous and proud moment for all the wildlife lovers, he added.
Munal also appealed to the people of the state to be acted like Bonison and to save wildlife animals and birds.