Wednesday, 10 June 2015

NEWSLINK: With loss of habitat, leopards prowl villages

In an indication that all is not right in the animal world, there have been increasing instances of leopards straying into Mahbubnagar villages in search of food and water. In the last six months alone, as many as 10 big cats have entered human habitations and killed domesticated animals in different parts of Telangana.

Wildlife experts fear that there has been a gradual loss of habitat for the big cats, particularly leopards, due to increased human activity even in the wildlife sanctuaries in Telangana. Added to this is the prolonged drought that is drying up their waterholes and leading to a fall in the number of prey.


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