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Genetech to identify animal found in Sinharaja

1 March 2016 10:30 pm - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Blood samples from the animal found in the Sinharaja Forest Reserve by Wildlife officials on Monday were sent to the Genetec Institute in Colombo for identification, Wildlife Department (WLD) Director General Chandrasiri Bandara said.

The animal which is believed to be from the species of Mongoose has not yet been clearly identified.
The WLD said the animal had no tail and its fur was yellow and brown.

Mr. Bandara said the Genetec Institute’s gene tests would soon identify whether the animal is a kind of deformed mongoose species.

He said they believed that the animal was killed in an accident.

This body weighing around 3.3 kgs is 60 centimeters long. The height of the animal, including its arms span is about 39.1 centimeters.(Piyumi Fonseka)

 

  Comments - 2

  • ANTON Wednesday, 02 March 2016 11:26 AM

    IN SRILANKA WE HAVE DEFORMED HOMO SAPIEN SPECIES ALSO.

    Sam Wednesday, 02 March 2016 12:27 PM

    I saw reports yesterday that thay are searching for the animal. But today thay inform that the animal is killed by accident. Why the hell thay killed the animal just to get some publicity? They should have done some research before trying to catch it and kill it by mistake. If it is a one of its kind and last surviving one, where we will find the next one? Stupidity at best..


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