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  • Nepal: Anthrax bacteria in Koshi Tappu threatens protected species

    Source: https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/...ected-species/

    Anthrax bacteria in Koshi Tappu threatens protected species
    Published: August 13, 2019 11:30 am On: Nepal
    Santosh Kafle
    Sunsari, August 12

    Anthrax spores have been detected in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, a sanctuary to a huge population of protected species of wild buffaloes, raising alarm among conservationists.

    The finding came following the test of blood samples collected from dead cattle found in the reserve. Some 44 cattle were found dead in the grassland here on Thursday.

    Dr Sanjaya Kumar Yadav of Livestock Disease Research Laboratory, Biratnagar, confirmed the bacteria in the dead animals...
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