Corbett Tiger Reserve: White peacock seen for the first time in Jhirna range, will be monitored
Normally white peacocks are not found in Corbett. There are blue, black-yellow, green peacocks here. The white peacock has never been seen before
Forest personnel spotted a white peacock in a herd of peacocks in the Jhirna range of Corbett Tiger Reserve. Forest officials are considering it as a genetic change. The Corbett administration has instructed the forest personnel to monitor the peacock.
A team of forest personnel patrolling the forest around Kothi Rau of Jhirna range saw a white peacock. When the forest personnel examined the camera trap installed on the spot, a picture of a white peacock came in it, but it was not clear.
This information was given to the forest officials. Forest officials inquired about the white peacock ie albino peacock. The white peacock was with herds of other peacocks. Apart from this, no other white peacock was on the spot.
CTR Director Rahul told that white peacocks are not found in Corbett. There are blue, black-yellow, green peacocks here. The white peacock has never been seen before, nor is there any mention of a white peacock in Corbett's records.
According to the director, due to genetic changes, the rest of the colors are not able to develop in the peacock and because of this the peacock remains white, which makes it special from other peacocks. He said that the footage of Corbett's camera trap is being scrutinized so that the movements of the peacock can be monitored.
Women will be seen taking tourists for a walk-in Corbett
The Chief Minister had announced to recruit 50 women gypsy drivers in Corbett. Now the Corbett Park administration has issued a release for the recruitment of female gypsy drivers. Applications for gypsy drivers have started coming to Corbett. From the next tourist season in October, female gypsy drivers will be seen taking the tourists to roam around in Corbett Park.
Park Warden RK Tiwari informed that this step has been taken to ensure direct participation of women of the state in forest conservation and promotion in the state. It will be linked to self-employment through skill development to increase employment prospects.
For this, the Corbett administration has issued a release for the recruitment of 50 women gypsy drivers. Many applications have been received so far. If the women selected for this didn’t know how to drive, then they will also be given the training to drive a vehicle from the Corbett Tiger Reserve.