The first Indian grey wolf to show up in Bangladesh in eight decades died after farmers beat him to death. According to multiple sources, the grey wolf disappeared from the area back in the 1940s.
The farmers beat the animal to death because they claim he was attacking their livestock. As reported by the South China Morning Post, the wolf was captured in a town near the world’s largest mangrove forest. The farmers proceeded to beat the wolf to death – it is unknown if the wolf was part of a pack, or if he was the only one in the area.
Anwarul Islam, a zoologist at Dhaka University, confirmed that the wolf was an Indian Gray through DNA samples, he commented on the animal’s untimely demise:
It’s sad it was beaten to death. We need to conduct further investigations to find whether it travelled in a pack.
Bangladesh has seen many species of animals disappear from the area in recent decades.
(Image via screenshot/Barguna District Administrator’s Office/AFP)
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