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AASCIT Communications | Volume 1, Issue 2 | Aug. 22, 2014 online | Page:54-55
Sloth Bear Attack Enucleates Eye: Suitable for Transplantation
The present paper reveals a rare incidence in which a Sloth Bear attacked a lady in Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajasthan, India and enucleated her eye in such a way that it is perfectly suitable for transplantation. Though the accidental whole globe Enucleation by the wild animal is an unfortunate incidence of human-animal conflict, it draws our attention towards few natural clues. The incidence is rare of its kind because it resulted in a surgically perfect whole globe Enucleation and the enucleated globe got preserved overnight in open in a fit for transplantation condition. This might have occurred due to coincidence of few chance factors like typical shape of the Sloth Bear’s claws, accidental-perfect mounting and natural moist chamber effect provided by the local weather.
Chhaya Bhatnagar, Wildlife Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology,Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur 313 001, Rajasthan, India.
Rubin Philip, Wildlife Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology, Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur 313 001, Rajasthan, India.
Deependra Singh Shekhawat, Wildlife Research Laboratory, Department of Zoology,Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur 313 001, Rajasthan, India.
Enucleation, Eye, Sloth Bear, Human Animal Conflict
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Arcticle History
Submitted: Jun. 17, 2014
Accepted: Jun. 26, 2014
Published: Aug. 22, 2014
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