The Rawalpindi Wildlife Department rescued an injured barking darling from a village in the Rawalpindi district’s Kallar Syedan tehsil.
Rizwana Aziz, Assistant Director Wildlife Rawalpindi, informed ProPakistani that on February 28, she received many calls from Kallar Syedan residents telling her about the deer.
“They told me they had found a wounded barking deer in the neighbourhood and wanted to give it to the police department.” “However, they were unable to reach local Wildlife Department officers,” she explained.
She said she informed Wildlife Inspector Kallar Syedan, Talat Mehmood, who addressed the residents and took ownership of the deer.
Officials from the Wildlife Department treated the deer and then released it in the location where the locals had discovered it.
She also said she urged neighbourhood volunteers to keep an eye on the injured deer’s movements.
The local community’s participation in the rescue was praised by the Assistant Director. It was the product of a community-wide awareness drive, she explained.
The Murree-Kotli Sattian-Kahuta National Park is home to the barking deer, an indigenous species. They can also be found in Islamabad’s Margalla Hills. According to a 2016 assessment, 200 barking deer were found in the park by experts from the Arid Agriculture University in Rawalpindi.