An electrocuted elephant has been saved by the prompt action of the staffs at Bandipur Tiger Reserve in south Karnataka. The female elephant has since been released into the Reserve.
Bhupender Yadav, Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change twitted:
So happy to note that an electrocuted elephant, struggling for life, was saved due to prompt action by the staff of Bandipur Tiger Reserve. The female elephant has been released back into the Reserve and is being closely monitored.
Bandipur National Park situated in South Karnataka is one of the richest wildlife areas in India. It was formed by including most of the forest areas of the then Venugopala Wildlife Park. It was enlarged in 1985 extending over an area of 874.20 Square Km and named as Bandipur National Park.
This reserve was brought under Project Tiger in 1973. Subsequently some adjacent reserve forest areas were added to the reserve and extending to 880.02 Sq. Km. The present area under the control of Bandipur Tiger Reserve is 912.04 Sq. Km.
Biogeographically, Bandipur Tiger Reserve lies in one of the richest biodiversity areas of India representing “5 B Western Ghats Mountains Biogeography Zone”. It is surrounded by Mudumalai Tiger Reserve in the South, Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary in the Southwest. On the Northwest Side, the Kabini Reservoir separates the Bandipur and Nagarahole Tiger Reserve. The Northern side of the Tiger Reserve is surrounded by villages and agricultural lands.