Characteristics of human - sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) encounters and the resulting human casualties in the Kanha-Pench corridor, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Dhamorikar, Aniruddha H.; Mehta, Prakash; Bargali, Harendra; Gore, Kedar;
(2017)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 12,issue 4 (eissn: 1932-6203)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5407616, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0176612
  • Subject: Research Article | Earth Sciences | Grazing | Ecology and Environmental Sciences | Geographical Locations | Atmospheric Science | India | Agriculture | Ecology | Animal Types | People and Places | Livestock | Animals | Behavior | Wildlife | Biology and Life Sciences | Animal Behavior | Asia | Terrestrial Environments | Bears | Forests | Vertebrates | Amniotes | Mammals | Ecosystems | Organisms | Climatology | Conservation Science | Monsoons | Zoology

Sloth bears (Melursus ursinus) caused the highest number of human deaths between 2001 and 2015 and ranked second compared to other wild animals in causing human casualties in the Kanha-Pench corridor area. We studied the patterns of sloth bear attacks in the region to u... View more
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