Officers make use of digicam entice, map pug marks to trace tiger T23 in Mudumalai Forest


As operations are underway to seize and observe down the ‘T23’ tiger in Mudumalai tiger reserve close to Ooty, Chief Wildlife Warden Shekhar Kumar Niraj Wednesday stated that the officers had been engaged on methods based mostly on scientific proof, together with following the pug marks and motion patterns of the animal.

Talking to the reporters on the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in Masinagudi, Niraj stated, “We’re monitoring the motion of the tiger and there are possibilities of the tiger hiding within the Singara forest and the plan is to seize it utilizing a tranquilliser gun.” “The plan is to extend the duvet of digicam traps and have interaction tribals in grazing cattle to draw the tiger,” he added.

“We’ve collected a number of information and proof together with the signal of the tiger and we have now shaped totally different groups to trace it,” he stated.

Niraj stated that the operation was being carried out safely preserving in thoughts each the security of the animal in addition to the personnel concerned.The search is aided by drones and digicam traps put in on the prolonged search space in Masinagudi and Singara.

From Sunday, two skilled elephants had been dropped at Mudumalai space to assist the forest officers of their efforts to trace the tiger in addition to mobilising logistics assist from neighbouring Kerala and Karnataka. Round 100 forest officers, guards and volunteers have been engaged within the search operation for the previous 12 days.

When requested if Tiger T23 was a man-eater, the warden clarified that it can’t be declared as one. “It’s not a man-eater in any respect. It was by no means a man-eater and can’t be declared one. The animal has difficulties in searching resulting from previous age,” he stated.

The efforts to trace down tiger T23 in Mudumalai tiger reserve close to Ooty has been occurring for over 10 days now. The Madras Excessive Courtroom on October 5 directed the state forest division to not kill the animal.

The courtroom was listening to a petition filed by Individuals For Cattle in India, which sought a route to seize the tiger alive amid stories about an order issued by forest officers to hunt the animal that’s believed to have killed three folks in areas across the tiger reserve.

The primary bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice P D Audikesavalu stated: “Don’t go for the kill instantly. It might not be a man-eater. It might have been misunderstood.”


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