Rare small Indian civet seen for the first time in Jaipur

Rare small Indian civet seen for the first time in Jaipur: luxury hotel reached from the jungle, forest department team rescued

Oct 19, 2022 - 09:51
Rare small Indian civet seen for the first time in Jaipur

The knock of wildlife in the urban areas of Jaipur is increasing continuously. A small Indian civet entered Hotel Grand Uniara in Trimurti Circle on Tuesday. After this, there was an atmosphere of chaos in the hotel. On seeing the strange animal, the hotel staff informed the forest department team about it. After which the forest department team reached the spot, rescued the civet in about 2 hours and left it in the forests of Amagarh.
Rescue Ranger Rashid Khan of the Forest Department said that the Small Indian Civet looks like a cat. But the shape of his face is elongated. At the same time, seeing a different kind of animal for the first time, the hotel staff informed us about it. Within no time our team reached the spot and started the rescue operation with great vigilance. Because the small Indian civet was very nervous due to coming to the urban area. In such a situation, due to fear, there was a possibility of him standing on the ground and hiding.
Forest Department Ranger Janeshwar Chaudhary said that for the first time a small Indian civet has been seen in the urban area of ​​Jaipur. Who is currently completely healthy and safe. Which has been rescued today and released in the forests of Awagarh. He told that most of the rescue calls in Jaipur come only from the common palm civet. Which is another species of civet. But for the first time, Small Indian Civet has been seen in Jaipur. Which is a matter of happiness for wildlife lovers.
Wildlife lover Chaman Singh said that the small Indian civet with black hair and big eyes has a lifespan of 15 to 20 years. It weighs two to five kilograms. Which comes under the category of reclusive wildlife. It hides in the ground or in its house as soon as it hears someone's voice. Usually, the Small Indian Civet comes out for hunting at night. He likes to hunt small creatures like the Asian Palm Civet, lizards, snakes, frogs and insects. Apart from South India, small Indian civets come in large numbers in countries like Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka, and South China.
He said that small Indian civets generally stay away from residential areas. But due to the continuously shrinking forests, it sometimes reaches the residential areas in search of food. However, they do not pose any danger to humans. The Small Indian Civet is protected under Schedule II of the Wildlife Protection Act, of 1972.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer