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Post-mortem on an imposing leopard

Posted by Anjum Andrabi on 7th March 2009

The leopard in these images was found dead in the outskirts of Kupwara forest. Post-mortem on the animal was carried out at the Veterinary Hospital, Sopore.
The leopard was a fully grown male, weighing approximately 70 Kgs, robust in appearance and unlikely to have died of any ordinary reason. The post-mortem examination (pending histopathology) was largely inconclusive.

post mortem on a leopard in kashmir

post mortem on a leopard in kashmir

post mortem on a leopard in kashmir

post mortem on a leopard in kashmir

post mortem on a leopard in kashmir

Pic credits: Dr. Mir Wahid Nazki

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Hangul – Facing extinction?

Posted by Anjum Andrabi on 30th August 2008

The Hangul is the state animal of Jammu and Kashmir. They are also called as Barasingha, the Kashmiri name Hangul is derived from the Stags’ love for horse chestnuts (Aesculus indica – Han in Kashmiri) .

The Hangul weigh upto 400 lbs and grow antlers as large as 47 inches in length. They have been declared endangered and their numbers have dwindled over the years. The Dachigam National Park is the official reserve for their protection. However, in absence of quality veterinary-medical support and any captive breeding program, is it a matter of time before we will see them in pictures only?

hangul in dachigam facing extinction

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Surgery on a musk deer

Posted by Anjum Andrabi on 25th August 2008

The deer had a cyst on the base of her ear. The cyst was removed and skin sutured back.

The animal recovered uneventfully.

musk deer surgery ear cyst kashmir vet

musk deer surgery ear cyst kashmir vet

musk deer surgery ear cyst kashmir vet

musk deer surgery ear cyst kashmir vet

musk deer surgery ear cyst kashmir vet

Images: Dr Shabir Ahmad Mir

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