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Wildlife Heroes: Massive Crocodile Rescued from UP Village

A seven-foot-long mugger crocodile was rescued from Nagla Maan Singh village in Firozabad, UP, by Wildlife SOS and the UP Forest Department. Operation, involving local villagers, ensured the crocodile's safe containment and release after a health check.

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Wildlife Heroes: Massive Crocodile Rescued from UP Village

The crocodile was then released in a nearby natural habitat.

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In a remarkable display of coordination and swift action, a seven-foot-long mugger crocodile was rescued from Nagla Maan Singh village in Jasrana, Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh, thanks to Wildlife SOS and the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department.

The day began with the villagers of Nagla Maan Singh finding a massive crocodile. Concerned for their safety and the reptile's well-being, they alerted the nearest forest department office. "We extend our thanks to Wildlife SOS for their swift assistance in the rescue. The operation was the result of cooperation between the NGO and the forest department," said Ashish Kumar, Range Forest Officer, Jasrana.

The Uttar Pradesh Forest Department contacted Wildlife SOS on their emergency helpline (+91 9917109666) for assistance. A three-member team from Wildlife SOS, equipped with rescue gear and a secure cage, swiftly responded and rushed to the location.

In a one-hour operation, the Wildlife SOS team and forest department officials safely contained the crocodile in a cage. "These rescue operations showcase the importance of local involvement and swift action in wildlife conservation. We are grateful to the villagers for their prompt reporting, and to the forest department. Our team is dedicated to ensuring the safety of both people and wildlife, and this successful rescue and release is a proud moment for all involved," said Kartick Satyanarayan, Co-founder and CEO of Wildlife SOS.

After a medical examination, the crocodile was deemed healthy and released back into its habitat, ensuring its well-being and safety. "Rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife is our mission. The safe release of this crocodile highlights the effectiveness of our efforts. We remain committed to protecting India's biodiversity and responding to emergencies with urgency and care," said Baijuraj M.V., Director of Conservation Projects at Wildlife SOS.

The mugger crocodile (Crocodylus palustris) is native to India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Pakistan, and parts of Iran. It is primarily found in freshwater environments like rivers, lakes, hill streams, village ponds, and human-made reservoirs. The mugger crocodile is protected under Schedule I of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, prioritizing its conservation for wildlife organizations and government agencies.

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