Spotted Deers Died In Iit-M


  • Three spotted deers (also known as ‘Chital’) died on the campus of the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras.
  • The deers died due to ingestion of plastic items and anthrax.
  • Anthrax is a serious infectious disease that occurs naturally in soil and commonly affects domestic and wild animals.
  • Humans can become infected through contact with an infected animal or by inhaling spores.

    Facts to know:

  • The bacteria causes anthrax: Bacillus anthracis.
  • IUCN status of Spotted deer: Least Concern.
  • Scientific name of spotted deer: Axis axis.
Three spotted deers
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