India, Feb. 22 -- Madhya Pradesh Forest Department has also successfully translocated bigger herbivores like gaur and sambar, said the state's activists

In a bold and path-breaking move, the Sri Chamarajendra Zoo of Mysuru has successfully translocated 40 spotted deer ( Axis axis ) from its facility in Ittigagud in Mysuru city to Pansoli range in Kali Tiger Reserve in Dandeli in Uttara Kannada district.

The deer arrived safely at the Tiger Reserve on February 21 (Wednesday) in good spirits and disappeared into the forest when they were released from the enclosures mounted on the truck for their journey from Mysuru to Dandeli.

Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Wildlife of the Karnataka Forest Department Subhash Malkhed told...