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23 May 2018, Edition - 1044, Wednesday

FLASH NEWS:

  • Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter crash-lands in Natha Top in Jammu and Kashmir
  • NHRC takes cognizance of Tuticorin violence, issues notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and DGP
  • The Madras High Court directed Vedanta to stop the construction of the second unit of Sterlite copper smelter plant
  • Tamil Nadu government forms judicial commission to probe Tuticorin violence
  • J&K: Grenade attack in Bijbehara as 7 civilians were injured
  • MHA has sought a report from Tamil Nadu Government on the violence in Tuticorin
  • Mudarai HC stays expansion of Sterlite copper smelter plan
  • US President Donald Trump warned that his landmark summit with Kim Jong Un may not take place as planned
  • Sec 144 imposed in and around Tuticorin till May 25th
  • Shops were shut and 5000 policemen were deployed in Tuticorin after 11 people died while protesting against the Sterlite Plant

Coimbatore

Wounded rare hyena in Sathyamangalam reserve under treatment

Covai Post Network

Erode: A rare striped-hyena, which was found severely injured in Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR), is being treated at the forest veterinary unit in Erode district.

According to forest sources, eight-year-old male hyena was found by field staff of STR near Sigil Kuttai in the Bhavanisagar range of the reserve two days ago.

Based on the direction of STR Field Director Anwaruddhin, the animal with injury on its head was taken to the veterinary unit.

Surgeon Dr K Asokan said that this is the first time a hyena was being treated at the unit. The animal was unconscious after suffering a severe head injury and maggots had formed around the ear and the head.

The animal has its front canine teeth missing, an indication of its advanced age which might have stood in its way to hunt, he added.

The animal was under special care and was being provided chicken and cereals.

“Since the front canines of the animal are missing and it cannot survive on its own in the wild, special care would have to be taken for the rest of its life,” the surgeon added.

Striped hyenas come under Schedule One of the Wildlife Protection Act and are rare and thought to sight. But the spotted ones, found in the African continent, live in packs. The striped one lives in a group of two in the forests of India.

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