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A MEGA STEP TOWARDS FUTURE OF JANAKPUR

For the first time in the history, Janakpur is jeweled with the development which will bound regular tourists to spend more time and attract new tourists to the area.

Way to Mini Zoo in Dhanushadham Protected Forest

Way to Mini Zoo in Dhanushadham Protected Forest

Several records show that Janakpur receives around 10 Lakh (One million) tourists every year. They visit Janaki temple in Janakpur and Dhanush temple at Dhanushadham and return back within no time lacking the tourism spot in the area. It is natural that if we visit a place for half an hour we carry fast food or readymade food with us instead of staying or having food in the hotels and restaurants at the place. Janakpur is facing the same. Instead of getting benefited, Janakpur is used as a dust bin to throw plastic bags or packing materials and food wastes carried with the tourist.

One will be highly excited to know that the tourists visiting to Janakpur and Dhanushadham will be able to spend much time here. Animal enclosures are being constructed in the forest situated at Dhanushadham, near Dhanush temple (20 KM North–east from Janakpur).

Snake enclosure and turtle enclosure is constructed as part of proposed Dhanushadham Biological Unit inside Dhanushadham Protected Forest. Though the plan has been approved by Government of Nepal in 2069 B.S. (2013 AD), it is unable to drag the attention of Government or other donor agencies.

Three-keeled Land Turtle inside Mini Zoo managed by Mithila Wildlife Trust, Nepal (1)

Three-keeled Land Turtle inside Mini Zoo managed by Mithila Wildlife Trust, Nepal (1)

Cobra looking outside of the snake enclosure in DPF

Cobra looking outside of the snake enclosure in DPF

The development is being carried out with the small-small contributions from individuals of Dhanusha district, donations of Mithila Wildlife Trust and budget of Dhanushadham Protected Forest by Department of Forest, Government of Nepal.

Some of the wild animals rescued by Mithila Wildlife Trust will be housed in the enclosures for exhibition where most of them are directly released in the wild. We believe that this will encourage local residents and tourist of the park to conserve wildlife.

Three-keeled Land Turtle inside Mini Zoo managed by Mithila Wildlife Trust, Nepal (2)

Three-keeled Land Turtle inside Mini Zoo managed by Mithila Wildlife Trust, Nepal (2)

Cobra in a position in the snake enclosure of DPF

Cobra in a position in the snake enclosure of DPF

Burmese Python inside snake enclosure of DPF

Burmese Python inside snake enclosure of DPF

Indian Flap Shell Turtle in Turtle enclosure inside DPF

Indian Flap Shell Turtle in Turtle enclosure inside DPF

You are heartily invited to visit Dhanushadham Protected Forest and guide us through the developments.

You can also contribute in the developments. Name plate will be attached with the development for your contributions.

Let’s join together to develop Janakpur. Be a regular contributor in development of proposed Dhanushadham Biological Unit.

Rescue of a Common Cobra from Mithileshwar Mauwahi-5, Dhanusha

Cobra snake hiding in an old Brick Wall

Cobra snake hiding in an old Brick Wall

On 02nd April 2015, we received a rescue call at 9:30AM from Mr. Ravindra Pandit, a local resident of Mithileshwar Mauwahi VDC. He requested to reach as much earlier as possible, mentioning that around 50 people have gathered around and they are trying to kill the snake.

MWT Chairman rushed to the spot and searched for the snake. The snake was hiding in an old brick wall. It took little bit time to rescue the hiding snake, but we were able to save life of a speechless creature. Snake is around 5.5ft long Common Cobra (Naja naja) and is transported to Dhanushadham Protected Forest.

Rescuing the Common Cobra Snake in Mithileshwar Mauwahi by Dev Narayan Mandal, Chairman, MWT

Rescuing the Common Cobra Snake in Mithileshwar Mauwahi by Dev Narayan Mandal, Chairman, MWT

We are thankful to local villagers for their help in rescuing the snake.

RESCUE OF COMMON COBRA FROM CHHATH GHAT

People Gathered during Cobra Rescue from Chhath Ghat

People Gathered during Cobra Rescue from Chhath Ghat

This Chhath Festival (a favorite festival of Hindu religion), while entire Terai region of Nepal was preparing for celebration of this awesome festival, The MWT team received an urgent rescue call at early morning. People had seen a cobra snake while cleaning the Chhath Ghat where the festival was supposed to be celebrated at night. MWT team reached to the site without taking much time and rescued the snake.

Cobra rescued on Chhath Festival from Chhath Ghat

Cobra rescued on Chhath Festival from Chhath Ghat

The snake looks so cute and it has also moulted (also known as molting, sloughing and shedding) the skin at night in snake rescue box of Mithila Wildlife Trust, Nepal as it can be recognized in the photo.

Snakes rub against rough surfaces to assist removal of their shed skin. The frequency of shedding depends on many factors like species, age, nutritional and reproductive status, the presence of skin parasites or bacteria, and ambient enclosure temperature and humidity. Younger snakes use to shed more frequently than adults and shedding often precedes mating and giving birth. The most common causes of improper or incomplete shedding are related to husbandry and nutrition.

Chhath Celebration at Night

Chhath Celebration at Night