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Watch | An injured endangered white gazelle rescued in Rajasthan

Aug 09, 2016 13:42 IST
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A rare endangered white Indian gazelle, which was found wandering after injuring itself late last month, has been undergoing treatment in Rajasthan. The animal was spotted on July 29 in Barmer district and has been brought to Jodhpur forest centre for treatment. The officials suspect that it sustained injuries from barbed wires located in the border areas. They said they have spotted a white gazelle for the first time. Indian gazelles are among the most endangered species and are usually found in dry and arid areas in Rajasthan. There are around 80 protected areas across the country for the gazelles from illegal poaching, hunting and human settlements. Indian gazelles are hunted for their skin, meat, and their ornate horns. They also suffer from habitat destruction due to human settlement.