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Forest dept. releases world’s most trafficked mammal ‘Pangolin’ trapped in Nagpur

Forest department of Nagpur released world's most trafficked mammal Pangolin that was found in MIDC area near Tarun Bharat Press at Hingna on Saturday.
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Forest department of Nagpur released world’s most trafficked mammal Pangolin that was found in MIDC area near Tarun Bharat Press at Hingna on Saturday. Resident named Ashutosh Inamdar found it moving across the road on Friday evening at 8:00 pm who immediately informed Regional Forest Officer at Hingna – Ashish Ninawe. Soon Hingna Rescue team reached the spot and moved it to Transit Treatment Centre in Nagpur. After the medical examination the mammal was released into the forest.

Pangolins have large, protective keratin scales covering their skin; they are the only known mammals with this feature. They live in hollow trees or burrows, depending on the species. Pangolins are nocturnal, and their diet consists of mainly ants and termites, which they capture using their long tongues. Pangolin is scheduled I animal according Wildlife (Protection) Act 1972.

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The team included Ashish Ninawe, NN Kendre, RO Sawangi, Rama Shrirame, Vanmajoor and Prakash Sahare along with other local person Rajendra Shrirame.

Watch the video of the same below:

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Sloth bear at Melghat Tiger Reserve kills two poachers after it finds her two cubs dead

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Sloth Bear (Picture for representational purpose)

Two men were killed by a mother sloth bear on June 11 after she found her two cubs axed to death inside Ambabarwa Wildlife sanctuary, which is part of Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR).

As per forest officials, the incident occurred at 7:30 am on June 11 in compartment number 357 under Sonala forest range in Akot wildlife division of MTR. A press release by Deputy Conservator of Forest (DCF), MTR, informed that the victims Ashok Gavte (52) and Mana Gavte (42), residents of Nimkhedi village, had illegally ventured deep inside the core area of tiger reserve with an intention of poaching.

Forest officials found two six-to-eight-month-old cubs of the sloth bear lying 15 metres away from the bodies of the men. The cubs had marks of axe injuries on their bodies as per the press release. An official from MTR told TOI: Sloth bears are very protective about their cubs and defend them from any predator, including humans. It is possible that the bear attacked the two after they axed her two cubs to death.

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Sachin Tendulkar enjoys safari at Tadoba near Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar along with his family on Friday visited Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Chandrapur for a tiger safari.
Sachin Tendulkar
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar along with his family on Friday visited Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Chandrapur for a tiger safari.
Sachin Tendulkar

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar along with his family on Friday visited Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in Chandrapur for a tiger safari.

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Nagpur doctors operate python entangled in ‘manjha’, extract rotten crow stuck inside

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur
Nagpur forest department rescued a python, which had got entangled in nylon manjha and was immediately taken to Transit Treatment Centre.
Python getting treated
Nagpur forest department rescued a python, which had got entangled in nylon manjha and was immediately taken to Transit Treatment Centre.
Python getting treated

In an unusual case, Nagpur forest department rescued a python, which had got entangled in nylon manjha and was immediately taken to Transit Treatment Centre.

Nagpur forest department rescued a python, which had got entangled in nylon manjha and was immediately taken to Transit Treatment Centre.
Python getting treated
Python getting treated

The manjha had got entangled nearly two feet below the snakes mouth. Since the python had consumed a crow earlier, it got rotten and happened to be stuck inside, exactly where the manjha had got entangled.

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The doctors including Dr Mayur Kate cut the manjha and removed the crow and operated the snake. However, the condition of the reptile has improved since then.

 Watch the video of the operation below:

 

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