Blackbuck's carcass found in Ganjam district
The carcass of a blackbuck was found on Friday in Ganjam district, the only habitat of the endangered animal in Odisha, forest officials said. Forest officials recovered the carcass of a three-year-old female blackbuck at Kandha Kharida under Kabisurya Nagara forest range, about 50 km from here.
The animal might have died due to some ailments on Thursday.
Some stray dogs have eaten parts of the carcass. Forest officials rushed to the spot and sent it for post-mortem, said forest ranger Ramesh Chandra Sahu. With this at least 11 blackbucks have died in Bhetanai area of the forest range in the last two months, officials said.
While most of them died due to different diseases, two died in road accidents and two others due to old age, they said. At least 28 blackbucks have died in the area since March this year. As many as 18 and 21 blackbucks had died in 2016-17 and 2015-16 respectively, the officials added.
(With inputs from agencies.)