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Wild animals were routinely captured and traded in ancient Mesoamerica

New evidence from the Maya city of Copan, in Honduras, reveals that ancient Mesoamericans routinely captured and traded wild animals for symbolic and ritual purposes, according to a study published September 12, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Nawa Sugiyama from George Mason University, Virginia, USA, and colleagues. …

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Leopard strays in residential area in Doda captured

Jammu: A leopard strayed in a residential area in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district triggering panic among the locals, but was later captured. “We had received several complaints from the locals about the presence of a leopard. The animal was reportedly on the prowl in Khari area of Gundana tehsil …

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