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Explained: The ‘re-wilding’ of wild animals, and the challenges it involves
14/07/2021 04:47 PM | Click to read full article
The recent attempt of Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) to reintroduce into the wild an abandoned nine-month-old cub named Mangala after rearing it in ‘captivity’ for two years has once again brought the controversial concept of ‘re-wilding’ of abandoned or injured animals under the lens.
The process of re-wilding of a wild animal after rearing it in captivity is very complicated, and fraught with risks. What is it and why has it been contentious?