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.
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.
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.
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.
Wells and tanks left uncovered by some private individuals and panchayats in the Nilgiris district are proving to be death traps for wild animals like leopard, sloth bear and gaur.
Zoos and rescue centres are becoming jails for wild, rescued animals, fear forest department officials and conservationists.
Veterinarians point that as per protocol animals whose canines or claws are broken, severely injured, unable to hunt etc are captured and housed in rescue centres.
Though the State Forest Department tranquilised and captured the Masinagudi tiger, the lack of a sophisticated wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre in the vicinity was sorely felt.
Forest officials have rescued several wild animals which were stranded in flood waters in the Nirmal forest area.