Blog Entry# 4895783
Posted: Mar 04 (09:41)
No Responses Yet
Nagpur: Two sub-adult male sloth bears were run over by Mumbai-bound Gitanjali Express near Gangajhari railway station, 20km from Gondia, while the mother ran towards safety on Wednesday morning on the occasion of World Wildlife Day. The train, which was coming from Howrah, was heading towards Nagpur when the incident took place. Both sloth bears said to be around 2.5 years were thrown apart due to the speeding train.
Gondia forest officials told TOI, “The spot where the bears were knocked dead is an identified corridor between Navegaon-Nagzira-Kanha-Pench tiger reserves. Earlier, within 2km radius deaths of leopards were also reported due to train hit.”