Mudumalai Tiger Reserve
Rejuvenation camp for captive elephants was inaugurated inside the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR).
Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR)
- Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) is located in the Nilgiri District of Tamil Nadu state situated at the tri-junction of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.
- The name Mudumalai means ” the ancient hill range”. Indeed, it is as old as 65 million years when Western Ghats were formed
- It is contiguous with Wyanaad Wildlife Sanctuary on the west, Bandipur Tiger Reserve on the north.
- The Moyar River flows downstream into the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve and is the natural line of division between Mudumalai and Bandipur Sanctuary.
- The MTR also forms part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve.
- The Reserve has tall grasses, commonly referred to as “Elephant Grass”,
- Bamboos of the giant variety, valuable timber species like Teak, Rosewood.
- There are several species ofendemic flora.
- Fauna found in the region are Tiger, Elephant, Indian Gaur, Panther, Barking Deer, Malabar Giant Squirrel and Hyena etc.,
- Other species: Indian Gaur, Spotted Deer, Common Langur, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Wild Dog, Jungle Cat among others