At least 20 reports of dogs attacking deer have come in recently from the Kali Tiger Reserve in Karnataka and places around it, such as Dandeli, Haliyal and Kumbarwada. Haveri, which boasts a large population of blackbuck, is also affected by the scourge of feral dogs.
Kali Tiger Reserve (KTR) is located in Uttara Kannada district, in Karnataka, bordering the state of Goa, and is spread over an area of 1300 sq km. KTR comprises of two important protected areas of the region viz — Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary and Anshi National Park.
water is none of the reasons.... feral dos r not fed properly... so in hunger they hunt food naturally.... the instinct to hunt make them to aim at deer fawns, ground nesting birds,tiger & leopard cubs etc...it is a serious issue in Conservation Management... but nobody cares for it... This pic taken Dandeli, Haliyal
Dogs attack a Spotted Deer near Dandeli, Karnataka
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Red Leaf monkeys (Presbytis rubicunda) are found in Southeast Asia. Red Leaf monkeys are endemic to the island of Borneo. Their habitat is dense and has dipterocarp evergreens.
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