A case was registered under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, and Santhosh was arrested and remanded in judicial custody in Tiruvannamalai Sub-jail for 15 days. Further probe is on.
In Chinna Mantanala, forest officials had set up three deep borewells with solar motors to provide water to the wildlife of the dry and uplands of the forest.
The camp follows a certain itinerary and timetable -- video screening, zoo rounds, safari rounds and field visits to watch the animals closely, besides other activities.
It has been four days since forest watcher P P Rajan of Mukkali went missing while on duty in the Silent Valley.
As usual, the forest department is involved in the search operation for the evading tiger that killed one person last month. But their efforts have not yielded results so far.
In the popularity index of animals of the wild, the wolf ranks abysmally low. We love the lion and the tiger for their magnificence, the leopard for its speed and quiet.
Water troughs are kept in six areas--three in Panamadangi reserve forest (RF) and the rest in Sholavaram and Kaniyambadi reserve forests for wild animals.
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A range officer in Coimbatore, who did not want to be named, said a post-mortem of a wild elephant or bison costs over Rs 10,000.
Fitted with an inverter, two fans, a fridge, and cabinets and drawers to hold medication, the vehicle is fully equipped with amenities to tend to animals in need.
Official sources said the news of the tigress death in the forest was circulated on social media platforms three days before the forest staff found its carcass.
Residents of Kombukuthi, a tribal hamlet adjoining Sabarimala forests, walk on a tightrope as they live in fear of wild animal attacks throughout the year.
Authorities said all pet stores selling hamsters in Hong Kong must cease operations and that around 2,000 small mammals, including hamsters and chinchillas, will be culled in a humane manner.
Tamil Nadu forest Minister K Ramachandran and PWD Minister E V Velu jointly conducted field inspection at Kallar in Mettupalayam - Ooty national highway on Monday.
A graduate engineer, Ranjit Parida attached a report of veterinary experts, who visited his farm on Nov 22, with the complaint and sought compensation for his loss.