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, 2015
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Death of vultures, a cause for concern

Source: The Hindu, Date: , 2015

The death of a few vultures and some wild animals reportedly under mysterious circumstances at the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve and nearby areas is becoming a cause for concern among conservationists here.On December 28, three white backed vultures were found dead and another died before medical attention could be provide to it in Mavanhallah beat of the Masinagudy range. A wild dog and a couple of wild boars were also found dead in the past few days. Suspecting that the birds and animals might have fed on the carcass of some poisoned animal, officials have sent samples for analysis. Meanwhile, the carcass of a tiger was found inside the Bandipur Tiger Reserve (BTR) of Karnataka just beyond the MTR boundary near the Moyar river on Thursday.

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