Civet Cat Seeks Shelter From Heat In A Shoe Manufacturing Unit In Agra

Civet Cat Seeks Shelter From Heat In A Shoe Manufacturing Unit In Agra

Agra, May 7 (TNA) An Asian Palm Civet was found in the sole cutting room of Concept Conceivers and Executors— a shoe manufacturing factory located in Sikandra, Agra. Due to the rising temperature and severe heat the Civet cat was immensely dehydrated and after providing the required medical help it was released back into the wild.

Employees working at Concept Conceivers and Executors were left in a state of panic when they noticed an unusual visitor inside the shoe manufacturing factory on Wednesday. Upon further investigation they found that a civet cat had entered the sole cutting room.

Considering the safety of the animal, the production manager immediately contacted the forest department officials and Wildlife SOS on their 24-hour emergency helpline (+91-9917109666) and a three-member rescue team was immediately deployed to the location.

The Asian Palm Civet
The Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus), also called a toddy cat, is a long mongoose-like mammal which survives in a wide range of habitats. It is native to South and Southeast Asia and this species is protected under Schedule II of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972. Civet cats play an important role in the ecosystem by controlling the rodent population and are prime contributors to the dispersal of seeds as they often feed on fruits, berries, and coffee beans.

After a hour-long search, they found the civet resting underneath a rack. The team had to exercise extreme caution as the animal was already distressed and they wanted to avoid agitating it further. One of the rescuers carefully removed the rack and transferred the civet in a safe transport carrier, much to everyone’s relief.

Jitendra Chauhan, Production Manager at the factory, said, “We discovered an odd-looking animal inside the sole cutting store room. We immediately locked the door to ensure it dis not enter the production area and called for help. The Wildlife SOS team arrived promptly and after an hour of hard work the civet cat was safely rescued. We are grateful to Wildlife SOS for their swift response.”

Baiju Raj M.V, Director Conservation Projects for Wildlife SOS, said, “Civet cats are often spotted in and around Sikandra area. Due to the rise in temperatures, animals often seek shelter in cooler places such as covered buildings.The animal was severely dehydrated and exhausted. . After recovery, we released the civet cat back into its natural habitat.”

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