In a recent viral video from the Kaziranga National Park, Assam, a white Hog Deer was captured strolling through the wilderness, following the prints of a brown deer. The white deer could be seen sniffing the grass while moving around. This rare animal was spotted in the Kohora region of the park. The white colour is a genetic matter and can’t be concluded as a separate species. Spotting a rare animal is naturally amusing and exciting. The white colour of the deer has left the netizens stunned.
The deer sometimes comes out of the park and wanders with other brown deer to feed on grass. The white colour of the deer is a purely genetic matter, caused due to mutation of the gene, and it is not a different species of the deer family, the DFO was quoted as telling PTI. Additionally, there are around 40,000 hog deers in Kaziranga National Park and one or two of such uncommon white hog deer can be spotted here. Kaziranga National Park is a world heritage site as declared by UNESCO in 1985 and is home to two-thirds of the world’s rhino population. With the rise in tiger population, the park was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006.
(Image credits: Guwahati Plus and indiatimes.com)