Madurai

Sloth bear cub killed

ANDIPATTI

A male bear cub aged about one year was killed by a speeding vehicle in Andipatti Pass near Sastha Koil, around 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

The animal was injured in the hind limbs. A post mortem was conducted and the carcass was buried.

The forest stretch has spotted dears, bears and other small mammals. “Even leopards could be in the adjoining areas, though haven’t been recorded so far. From the forest department, we have planned to send a proposal to the highway department on reflector paints, speed regulation and caution boards. Installing animal crossing zone boards may help attract the attention of drivers,” said Gautham, District Forest Officer, Theni.

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