Wednesday, 24 October 2018

NEWSLINK: Other states get a scent of plans to save big cats

The Telangana State Forest Department’s attempts to save the life of injured tigress K4 in Mancherial district using a commercially available perfume as a lure so it can be safely tranquilized and a wire snare from around its abdomen removed, appears to have inspired other States also to take up similar experiments to catch big cats to prevent potential man-animal conflict situations.

It may be recalled that it was first reported in these columns on September 27 that Calvin Klein’s Obsession For Men perfume was being planned to be used to attempt to attract K4. The perfume is one of the tools among several other methods that the department is working with to save the life of the tigress, one of the first born in Telangana State.

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