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  • Title
    A first report of the presence of the Indian Wild Pig Sus scrofa cristatus from Kajinag Range, Kashmir, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Eurasian wild pig Sus scrofa is a widely distributed terrestrial mammal. In India, wild pig occurs from peninsular to north India. In Jammu and Kashmir, wild pig was naturally distributed in Jammu region but is mostly introduced in the Kashmir valley and became common along the eastern foothills of Kashmir mountains with Dachigam NP holding the core population. But there have been no reports of its occurrence in northern foothills of Kashmir. We for the first time report the presence of wild pig in the Limber and Lacchipora Wildlife Sanctuaries of the Kajinag Range in northern Kashmir.
    Attribution
    Riyaz Ahmad, Intesar Suhail & Yash Veer Bhatnagar, Journal of Threatened Taxa, Vol 9, No 3 (2017); pp. 10018–10020 http://dx.doi.org/10.11609/jott.2713.9.3.10018-10020
  • Title
    Diets of Hangul Deer Cervus elaphus hanglu (Cetartiodactyla: Cervidae) in Dachigam National Park, Kashmir, India
    Type
    Journal Article
    Description
    Seasonal variations in the diets of Hangul Deer Cervus elaphus hanglu in Dachigam National Park (DNP) were determined by analyzing 95 freshly collected pellet samples. The pellets were collected along well defined transects during a two year study from January 2005 to December 2006. The diets showed marked seasonal variations. The spring diet was constituted by forbs (45.2%), shrubs (24%), grasses (20%) and climbers (10.7%). In summer forbs accounted for 42.7% of the diet, trees 38%, grasses 14.3% and shrubs 4.8%. Except the lone representation of forb species (5.6%) the autumn diet was mainly represented by shrubs (75%) and trees (19.4%). The winter diet was constituted by trees (35.6%), shrubs (28.6%), forbs (21.3%), grasses (8.6%) and climbers (5.8%).
    Attribution
    Shah G.M., Jan U., Bhat B.A., Ahangar F.A. (2009). Journal of Threatened Taxa 7(1) pp. 398-400; doi:10.11609/JoTT.o2186.398-400