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Forest Officer leads first wildlife survey in Naxal land
Deokar, a forest officer, spearheaded a small group of local villagers and his ground staff to register with photographic and other evidence, over 65 species of butterflies, 114 species of birds, about 1,200 nests of Maharashtra’s State Animal Shekru (giant squirrel), 33 types of grasses, over 180 individual vultures of both white back and long-billed types, 19 different reptiles (still counting), leopards, pangolins, crocodiles, wild boars, chitals, sloth bears and the mouse deer. There are langoors and red-faced macaques too.
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