Saturday, 23 August 2014

2 new animals found

Added At: 2014-08-22 4:05 PM

Last Updated At: 2014-08-22 4:05 PM

LALITPUR: Two new species of mammals have been found in the country for the first time.

The newly found animals are scientifically known as 'steppe polecat Mustela evermanii' locally known as kwak and 'Tibetan wolf Canis lupus chanco' locally known as Chengu, said Madhu Kshetri, officer at the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC). 

These animals were captured in camera at the Upper Annapurna Conservation Area on June 23 and 26 this year and made public today, information officer at the office Num Raj Khanal said. 

Member Secretary at the NTNC Govinda Gajurel said that the Trust is active in research works. 

With the discovery of these two new species of mammals, the number of mammals have reached 211 in the country. 

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