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Thirty One Endangered Black Bucks killed at Kanpur Zoo by Stray Dogs

Jan 22, 2013 13:55 IST

Thirty one Black Bucks were killed by the stray dogs in the enclosure of the Kanpur Zoo on 19 January 2013. The killed black bucks included 26 females and five males. There were a total of 38 black bucks in the enclosure out of which seven of them are alive.

About Black Bucks

Black Bucks are one of the most endangered antelope species on the earth and has been included in the list of threatened species of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), since 2003. Poaching and habitat destruction are one of the most common reason that has contributed a lot in making the black bucks an endangered species. The long ring horned black bucks are now protected in the wildlife parks and the zoos of India and Nepal for breeding.

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