Deer, the most gorgeous animals on the southern island of Nijhum Deep, are threatened by wild foxes and dogs. The Island formerly known as Char Osman is considered the most beautiful island of Bangladesh.
The wonderful species of deer, also called Chitra Horin, have become a prey to the wild foxes and the dogs, kept as pet by the local people to save their crops from the foraging deer.
The wild foxes and the dogs also chase the deer deep into the island woods.
Deer are like enemies to the local people as they forage onto cropland and eat up the crops in the dark of night. Local people start to kept the pets dogs to protected their cropland.
The government in 2001 declared the island as a national park.
According to forest department estimate, there are some 20,000 deer on the island.
In 1974, only a pair of deer was released on the remote island in the Bay, but over the years the number multiplied as the woods and environment on Nijhum Deep provided a natural spawning ground for them.