June 23, 2024
  • PM visited Theppakadu Elephant Camp in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve.

About MTR

  • It is located in Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu at tri-junction of 3 states– Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
  • It is a part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (1st Biosphere Reserve in India) along with Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary (Kerala) in the West, Bandipur National Park (Karnataka) in the North, Mukurthi National Park and Silent Valley in the South.
  • Received accreditation of Global Conservation Assured Tiger Standards (CA|TS).
  • Flora-
    • The Reserve has tall grasses, commonly referred to as ‘Elephant Grass’.
    • Bamboo of the giant variety, valuable timber species like Teak, Rosewood, etc.
  • Fauna:
    • Flagship Species: Tiger and Asian Elephant.
    • Other species include Common Langur, Indian Gaur, Spotted Deer, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Wild Dog among others.
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