The Forest Department has rescued a wild goat belonging to a threatened species from the remote Youngnong Murong Para of Matamuhuri Reserve Forest in Chattogram Hill Tracts.
The wild Red Serrow (Capricornis rubidus) was recused on Thursday afternoon, said Lama Forest Department's Divisional Forest Officer SM Kaisar.
Forest department sources said that they received a tip about a wild goat in the Matamuhuri Forest. After finding the goat playing with a dog in the forest, local people caught the rare animal and started to domesticate it.
Later, the local forest officer recused the goat with support from the area's headman and then handed it over to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Safari Park official Mazharul Islam in Cox's Bazaar.
Matamuhuri Range official Jahir Uddin Md Minar was present on the occasion.
Forest Department sources said that the Red Serrow is listed as "near threatened" by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.