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Eastern hog deer, believed to be confined to southeast Asia, found in Manipur

Updated : February 27, 2019 08:59 PM IST

Study finds eastern hog deer, believed to be confined to Southeast Asia, in Manipur. The sub species, which is part of the hog deer population at the Keibul Lamjao National Park, Manipur, had earlier been assumed to be the western hog deer.
The Wildlife Institute of India has recommended stepping up of protection measures for the dwindling eastern hog deer population.
Next phase of the study to focus on genetic analysis of hog deer population of Tripura and areas bordering Bangladesh.
Eastern hog deer, believed to be confined to southeast Asia, found in Manipur

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