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Mystery animals were pack of wolves, hyenas and jackals behind sheep death

Bhubaneswar:17/7/17 ;Researchers from Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun has drawn the curtains over a month-long spell of continuing suspense and speculation related to the sheep-killing spree by mysterious animals in at least three locations of Odisha.

WWI scientists today uncovered the mystery and interpreted that the mystery animals were pack of wolves, hyenas and jackals.

There is nothing new in the sheep being killed in large-scale by animals like  wolves. There are past instances of sheep-killing elsewhere in the country. Maharastra had witnessed en-masse killing of sheep by pack of wolves in recent years. In fact, a pack of wolves had killed as many as 101 sheep in a single act of predation. However the sheep-killing in Odisha had grabbed spotlight following intense media coverage,  said WII Scientist Salvador Lyngdoh while briefing reporters here today.

It has been conclusively established that it was the predating act by a pack of wolves in Niali in Cuttack district, which accounted for maximum sheep mortality. The pug marks and other evidence besides the nature predation all corroborate the animal as wolf, he said.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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