Nine blackbucks die en route to Kanha national park

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

Last Updated: Nov 30, 2011, 17:43 PM IST

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.

PTI