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Seven-feet-long crocodile creates panic in UP’s Firozabad, rescued

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Agra, Nov 20 (IANS) A seven-feet-long crocodile was rescued by the Wildlife SOS and the forest department after it was found wandering in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad district.

The crocodile ventured out from a canal and strayed into a field in the Jasrana town.

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The sighting of the reptile triggered panic among the residents. Soon after they called the police for help which contacted the forest department.


A team from Wildlife SOS managed to cage the crocodile.

Following a thorough medical examination that revealed the reptile to be in good health, the crocodile was released into its natural habitat.

Ashish Kumar, Range Forest Officer, Jasrana, said: “The success of the rescue mission was achieved through effective collaboration between the skilled team of the NGO and the forest department.”

Kartick Satyanarayan, co-founder and CEO of Wildlife SOS, said: “This collaborative effort highlights the importance of community involvement and coordination in wildlife conservation.”

Officials said the incident underscored the need for proactive measures to mitigate cases of human-crocodile conflicts and foster coexistence.

–IANS

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