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5 Red Pandas dead, reason unknown

Dead Red Pandas (Internet Source Files)

TAPLEGUNG: Death toll of red panda – which is deemed very rare wildlife in the world heritage list – reached five during the period of five months.

This time the dead body of red panda has been examined for the first time.

A red panda that was found wounded and subsequently died nearby Sewaro Chowk at Furambu VDC, Pathibhara area on Sunday was examined the next day.

The examination was undertaken in an effort to find out the reason behind the deaths of red panda.

A team comprising Chief District Officer Dev Raj Dhakal and In-charge of District Livestock Service Office Hari Narayan Yadav on Sunday reached the red panda demise site after being informed about the wounded state of red panda.

The primary speculation was that the human cause might be behind growing number of deaths of red pandas with the wounds visible in the right leg of rare species, Community Conservation Coordinator of Red Panda Network, Dambar Bista.

Earlier, two red pandas were found dead at Lelep under Kanchanjunga Conservation Area on Kartik and two in Furumba and Linkhim under Pathibhara area on Mangsir this year. RSS

Published Date: Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 | 06:26 AM

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