Rajkot: With an aim to reduce man-animal conflicts, the centre will also enable experts to study the behaviour of the wild animals that have attacked humans and analyse the reasons for the same.
“Lions are seen moving around in nearly 300 villages of Bhavnagar. Whenever get a distress call, our team is required to reach the spot, rescue the animal and the rehabilitate it. In this centre, we can analyse the changing behaviour of animal and the reason for their aggression. This will give is key insights into ways to reduce man-animal conflict,” said Dr Sandeep Kumar, DCF, Bhavnagar division.

Experts will first confirm if the animal captured for attacking humans has a chip installed or not, its history of attacking and the abnormal behaviour.

When a lion or leopard attacks humans, it becomes very difficult to trace the wild cat. The animal is required to captured because it can attack others too. At this centre, the hair or blood of the animal will be matched with that of the captured animal taken from the human victim. It has happened in the past that forest department captured a leopard which had never attacked a human but villagers were relieved with its caging.

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