Nine blackbucks die en route to Kanha national park
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 17:43
Seoni: A total of nine out of 50 blackbucks being trans-located from Seoni to Kanha National park in Mandla died due to change in environment, forest officials said on Wednesday.

Out of nine, the post-mortem of five antelopes could not be conducted as their carcasses were decomposed and mutilated, while the autopsy of remaining four was done, they said, adding the blackbucks died last week.

About the cause behind their death, the forest officials said that many animals find it difficult to adapt to an environment different from their usual habitat, which sometimes leads to their death.

According to them, extra care has been taken in shifting the remaining 41 antelopes.

The blackbucks were being trans-located as part of the drive for reviving their population in the national park.


First Published: Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 17:25

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