Mudumalai Tiger Reserve
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Two kumkis hit the road to tranquilise Karuppan

Since January the department has made two attempts to capture Karuppan, who is spreading fear among people in Thalavadi, Hasanur and Jeerahalli.

published on : 20th March 2023
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For first time, long-billed vulture nesting site recorded at STR

So far, vulture nests were recorded only in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in Nilgiris district whereas the new nest is in the Sathymangalam Tiger Reserve (STR).

published on : 17th March 2023
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Madras HC had intervened to relocate Ammu of 'The Elephant Whisperers'

On October 24, 2019, the court had directed the Tamil Nadu forest department to take utmost care of the animal and to ensure periodical monitoring of the elephant calf and its health condition.

published on : 14th March 2023
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Elephant whisperers continue mission in Tamil Nadu

‘The Elephant Whisperers’ is about tribal couple Bomman and Belli fostering an orphaned baby elephant Raghu in the Theppakadu elephant camp.

published on : 14th March 2023
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246 vultures in three southern states, Tamil Nadu favourite habitat, finds census

There are 246 vultures spread across Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala, the first-ever synchronised census on the bird carried out last month has found.

published on : 14th March 2023
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'The Elephant Whisperers' whose hearts beat for orphaned calves

Elated about the Oscar win, elephant mahout K Bomman thanked the Tamil Nadu Forest Department for the opportunity to share his story with Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga.

published on : 13th March 2023
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Illegal electric fence kills 3 jumbos 

Forest staff, however, managed to reach the spot only after hearing the loud and painful sound of the dying elephants.

published on : 8th March 2023
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Multi-state teams commence vulture census

The hill has been selected for the survey as it will give a clear view of the plains and the hilltop makes it easier for counting the vultures flying.

published on : 26th February 2023
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Tamil Nadu has lost 70 tigers in 10 years: NTCA data 

However, developments like suspected cases of tiger poisoning and presence of Bawaria gang from whom a fresh tiger skin was seized have worried officials. 

published on : 26th February 2023
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First-ever synchronised vulture census from Feb 25 in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala

As per the latest data, there are only 150-odd vultures left in the wild in TN, of which White-Rumped Vulture accounts for 122 numbers.

published on : 19th February 2023
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Four lone tigers recorded at Theppakkadu reserve

A senior officer in MTR told TNIE, “We found that the tigers are not old or injured but are active.

published on : 14th February 2023
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50-year-old tribal woman dies in Mudumalai tiger attack, residents hold protest

The deceased was identified as Mari, a resident of the Padi tribal village situated near the Theppakadu elephant camp.

published on : 2nd February 2023
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Forest employees divert wild elephant into Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

“The elephant is 40 years old and has been living in the surroundings of Devarshola for the last four years.

published on : 27th January 2023
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African swine flu: Over 700 sick pigs culled in MP; more than 50 wild boars dead in TN's Nilgiris

Animal husbandry department officials told TNIE that the infection has not spread to domestic pigs in The Nilgiris district.

published on : 5th January 2023
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African swine flu confirmed at MTR, two more boars dead

Forest officials say infection will not spread to humans and may subside on its own

published on : 5th January 2023
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Five wild boars die in MTR, African swine fever suspected

The remaining 24 deaths occurred between 3 January and 25 December 2022. The deceased animals are adults aged between 3 and 8.

published on : 4th January 2023
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Two-day survey finds 175 butterfly species in MTR in Tamil Nadu

According to A Pavendhan of TNBS, “The survey was conducted based on the advice of the Conservator of Forests and  Field Director of MTR D.Venkatesh.

published on : 27th December 2022
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Flash flood in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve; one more body recovered

M Rajasekaran, Ooty  Tahsildar said district collector SP Amrith has instructed to prepare an estimate for constructing a high-level bridge to avert such incidents in future.  

published on : 15th December 2022
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Four women washed away in flash flood in MTR, 250 rescued 

The devotees were returning after taking part in a Karthigai month pooja at Anaikkal Mariamman Temple inside the MTR when the flash flood submerged the 30-ft-long concrete bridge.

published on : 14th December 2022
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Pandalur Makhna adapts to new environs

Gudalur forest department officials, with the help of WWF, are monitoring the animal through the signals received from radio collar fixed on it.

published on : 12th December 2022
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