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Black panther cub, 2 leopards and spotted deer found dead in MTR

  • Black panther cub, 2 leopards and spotted deer found dead in MTR

    Summary: Cleared/AnilUdhagamandalam: A black panther cub , two leopards and a spotted deer were found dead in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in the Nilgiris on Saturday.The black panther cub, aged around 12-14 months, was found dead in Masinagudi range of forests in MTR. "Both were female leopards aged around one-and-a-half years," the official said. "The preliminary postmortem report did not reveal the animal's cause of death. "One of the forelegs of the animal was found broken and its skull was damaged too," Saravanan, deputy director of MTR told TOI. "Only after the test report is out, we could ascertain the cause of death," MTR deputy director said.A partially eaten carcass of a spotted deer was also found in the area.

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    Cleared/AnilUdhagamandalam: A black panther cub , two leopards and a spotted deer were found dead in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in the Nilgiris on Saturday.The black panther cub, aged around 12-14 months, was found dead in Masinagudi range of forests in MTR. "One of the forelegs of the animal was found broken and its skull was damaged too," Saravanan, deputy director of MTR told TOI. "The cub might have been attacked by a carnivore.

    The preliminary postmortem report revealed that the animal hadn't taken food for at least 10 days," he added.The cub, the official said, might not have been able to move because of the wound and starved.Just 300 metres away from the black panther cub's carcass, two leopards were found dead. "Both were female leopards aged around one-and-a-half years," the official said. Samples of the carcasses were collected for lab test.

    Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/coimbatore/black-panther-cub-2-leopards-and-spotted-deer-found-dead-in-mtr/articleshow/57711232.cms


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