A male Asian palm civet was discovered trapped inside a residential home in Mulund within the intervening evening of Sunday and Monday. The civet was discovered taking shelter inside an empty home in Panchsheel Nagar, Mulund amid heavy showers.
Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) is a small viverrid (small to medium sized mammals) native to South and Southeast Asia and is protected underneath Schedule II of the Wildlife Safety Act, 1972 in India. They’re fast-paced animals, extraordinarily shy and cautious of people and different animals.
Animal rescue group Resqink Affiliation for Wildlife Welfare (RAWW) was knowledgeable in regards to the civet’s presence by locals. “Because the home was empty because the household was away, a neighbour noticed the civet attempting to search out its method out of the home when it stopped raining. Nonetheless, he seen that the civet was unable to assist itself out of the home and reported it to us on the helpline,” stated Pawan Sharma, president, RAWW.
A five-member rescue group, led by Joaquim Naik, and members of the state forest division reached the spot and located the civet hiding in a small empty water tub at one nook of the home. “It was safely rescued by our group in coordination with the forest division by early morning on Monday,” stated Sharma. He added that the civet was medically examined by veterinarian Dr Rina Dev and can be stored underneath commentary till launched again into the wild, as soon as the forest division declares it match.