MDT 23

Masinagudi tiger hale and healthy 

Chief Wildlife Warden Dr Shekhar Kumar Niraj told TNIE, “The animal is stable and is eating 10 to 14 kgs of beef and meat six days in a week and has gained weight.

published on : 22nd December 2021

Madras HC lauds TN forest dept for capturing Masinagudi tiger alive

The tiger then crossed the Masinagudi-Theppakkadu road and headed east towards the Moyar area.

published on : 22nd October 2021

Masinagudi tiger stressed but on road to recovery  

The serum level indicated liver inflammation, but his overall health was improving well, he added.

published on : 20th October 2021

Unsung heroes -- Udayan and Srinivasan -- helped capture notorious MDT-23 tiger

Sources said Udayan and Srinivasan were used as other experienced kumkis had been stationed in Gudalur forest range for over a month to drive away wild elephants. 

published on : 19th October 2021

Bruised big cat MDT-23 to be assessed

“He is anaemic and weak. We need at least 4-7 days to make a complete assessment. There is an old injury in the lower abdomen between the thighs.

published on : 17th October 2021

Man-eating tiger captured alive in Tamil Nadu after 21-day operation by forest department

The tiger was tranquilized by forest veterinarians at Kootruparai on Moyar Road in Sigur Forest Range of Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) at around 2.30 pm on Friday

published on : 15th October 2021

Number of staff in elusive tiger MDT-23 search ops scaled back

Chief Wildlife Warden Shekhar Kumar Neeraj said the team visited Ombetta hoping to capture the animal, but returned empty- handed.

published on : 14th October 2021

Tiger op exposes holes in tn forest department? 

Questions arise on expertise of vets, availability of equipment

published on : 12th October 2021

Tiger search: Tamil Nadu Forest department yet to sight big cat, two others spotted

Sources said that tiger movement was not recorded in cameras fixed near Moyar river where a cow was believed to have been killed by a tiger on October 8.

published on : 11th October 2021

Rains hampered tiger MDT-23 capture: Minister

Recent rains made it difficult to capture MDT-23, the elusive tiger in Masinagudi, however, the animal would be captured soon, said Forest Minister K Ramachandran on Friday.

published on : 9th October 2021

MDT-23 tiger ‘missing’ for two days, say search teams

As the area is dense forest, we are unable to use drones to find the tiger.

published on : 8th October 2021

Officials to increase camera trap cover to locate tiger MDT-23

The Forest Department hasn’t sighted the problematic tiger MDT-23 yet, even as the operation to capture and tranquillise it entered the 12th day. 

published on : 7th October 2021

Tamil Nadu's killer tiger spotted, escapes by a whisker

Officials, aided by cattle grazers & tribals, could get within 8m of big cat, but thick bushes keep them from tranquilising it.

published on : 5th October 2021