Wildlife reserve gets first women mahout

KANCHANPUR: Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve Office has appointed a woman mahout for the first time for taking care of elephants.

The Office appointed Bina Sunaha of Bhimdutta Municipality-13, Piparaiya, in the vacant permanent post of mahout under inclusion.

According to Chief Conservation Officer at the Reserve Office, Yub Raj Regmi, women have now started to take care of elephants. Before it, only men had been taking care of them.

Regmi further said that the woman mahout has been working equally as her male counterparts round the clock like cutting grass, feeding elephants, and grazing and cleaning the elephants, among others.

Bina, who comes from the near extinct Sunaha community living only in Kanchanpur district, has to take care of seven elephants including four female and two male and one baby elephant.

Bina said she has no problem in taking care of the elephants. RSS

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