Kashmir wildlife authorities provide food for 'Hangul' deer amid freezing weather

Srinagar (J-K), Feb (8) (ANI): Despite the heavy snowfall in the valley, the wildlife authorities department is making special arrangements to provide food and water for Kashmiri stags, locally known as "Hangul'. The wildlife officials have been feeding these animals with specific food including fresh vegetables, salt, and dry leaves of willows which they are keeping at different places of oak patches of Dachigam Park. Hangul is the only surviving breed of red deer and these were once present in thousands across the mountainous range of Kashmir. According to reports, the population of this endangred animal has been reduced to less than 300 in Kashmir.