Ahmedabad: If the sloth bear attacks on human were more in the summers in Jessore in Gujarat, their numbers were higher during the winters in the adjoining sanctuary at Mount Abu in Rajasthan.

There is evidence that human beings are familiar with use of animals for food, cloth, medicine, etc. since ancient times. Enormous work has been done on ethnobotany and traditional medicine. Like plants, animal and their products are also possessing medicinal properties that can be exploited for the benefit of human beings.

Whereas, Mount Abu area has significant ecological importance