REPORT ON COLOUR ABERRATION FOUND IN WILD ANIMALS AT PENCH TIGER RESERVE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
- Asst. Conservator of Forest, Pench Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra, Deputy Director, Pench TR, FDCM Bhavan, Hingana Road, Nagpur, India, 440 036.
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Pench Tiger reserve, Nagpur, Maharashtra is 25th Tiger reserve of India, located in central Indian landscape and spreads over 741.41 sq. Km. There are 71 mammal species reported by Zoological Survey of India (ZSI, 2004).The colour coat of animals is general character in morphological features to identify the animals. But sometimes colour variation is observed in wild animals due to variation in melanin pigment concentration cause of various reasons. There are six different terms as per morphological variations found in wild animals as Albinism, Leucism, Piebaldism, Melanism, Hypomelanism and Blue eyed morph (Mahabal, 2019). Out of these, there are three variations as Leucism, Piebaldism, Melanismfound in Pench tiger reserve, Maharashtra in Sambar& Spotted deer.
[Atul Rambhau Deokar (2022); REPORT ON COLOUR ABERRATION FOUND IN WILD ANIMALS AT PENCH TIGER RESERVE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA Int. J. of Adv. Res. 10 (May). 25-27] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Assistant Conservator of Forest, Pench Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/14672
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/14672
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