Kaziranga National Park is driving the interest of wildlife conservationists and enthusiasts after a rare sighting. In a recent incident, a white hog deer was spotted in Kaziranga National Park.
Reportedly, the photograph was captured by nature and wildlife photographer Jayanta Kumar Sarma in the Burapahar Range. According to a PTI report, the animal was detected at a grassland on Monday near the 12 line area of Amguri Tea Estate under the Kaliabor sub-division in Nagaon. Ramesh Gogoi, the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Kaziranga National Park (KNP), informed that this exceptional white deer was seen for the first time and sometimes comes out of the park and walks with other brown deer to feed on grass.
As per the DFO, the white colour of the deer is only a genetic matter caused due to gene mutation, and it is not a different species of the deer family. However, he added that out of the total 40,000 hog deer in Kaziranga, one or two such kinds of uncommon white hog deer can be found.
The white colour of the deer is a completely genetic matter, resulted due to mutation of the gene, and it is not a different species of the deer family, the DFO said. Out of the total 40,000 hog deer in Kaziranga, one or two such kinds of uncommon white hog deer can be found, Gogoi concluded.