Tusker translocated to Mudumalai Tiger Reserve being monitored
A 15-year-old elephant that had problematic interactions with people in Dharmapuri was captured and translocated to the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) the place it was launched on Thursday morning.
The tusker was captured due to intense strain by folks, who had wished the elephant to be captured because it had allegedly been liable for the demise of two individuals in Dharmapuri, and was additionally recognized to enter human habitations and destroy crops.
Deputy Director of MTR (Buffer Zone), L.C.S.Srikanth, mentioned that forest officers in Dharmapuri had been consulted concerning the habits of the elephant prior to its launch. The elephant had been coming into fields and raiding crops because it had sustained an harm to its mouth, probably due to biting right into a country-made explosive.
He mentioned that the 2 folks it had killed had additionally died due to unintended encounters. “The elephant is quite docile, and is a small tusker. We hope that by releasing him in a remote part of the tiger reserve, we can discourage him from trying to enter human habitations,” mentioned Mr. Srikanth.
Forest division officers proceed to monitor the animal and likewise the character of its accidents.
Field Director of MTR, K.K.Kaushal, mentioned that the animal was launched in Congress Mattam space and that the closest village was nearly 12 kilometers away. He mentioned that forest division employees will hold tabs on the animal and make sure that no problematic interactions with people happen after its launch into the tiger reserve.
Translocation efforts have had blended ends in MTR lately. While Vinayagan, one other tusker from Coimbatore was launched and continues to survive within the area, one other elephant, captured in Hosur and launched within the tiger reserve was captured later by the forest division in Karnataka due to it raiding crops there. The animal was made right into a captive elephant. Last yr, one other elephant that was launched in Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve died shortly after its launch due to struggling a deadly fall when it crossed over into Mudumalai.