Ranaghat (West Bengal):
The Border Security Force (BSF) rescued two white peacocks in the Nadia district of West Bengal on Friday while the birds were smuggled into India from Bangladesh, a paramilitary force officer said.
While patrolling near the Burnpur-Matiari border post early on Friday, BSF personnel spotted two men hiding in forests close to the international border, he said.
When challenged, the alleged Bangladesh smugglers dropped two bags and fled. BSF personnel opened the bags and found two albino peacocks inside, the officer said.
BSF personnel fed the peacocks and turned them over to the Forest Department.
“We have received two peacocks. They can either be sent to the Alipore Zoo in Kolkata or released to the Bethuadahari Wildlife Sanctuary in Nadia,” said Pradip Bagchi, deputy ranger (Ranaghat) of the Nadia Murshidabad area of the Forest Department. .