• Kerala High court has ordered translocation of rogue tusker Arikompan to Parambikulam reserve.
  • PTR is located in Palakkad district of Kerala.
  • It lies between Nelliampathy Hills of Kerala and Anamalai Range of Tamil Nadu within a cluster of Protected Areas.
  • It was declared as Tiger Reserve during 2008-09.
  • The reserve is credited with the first scientifically managed teak plantation in the world which was later merged with the forest land.
  • It has the one of the world’s largest and oldest teak tree named “Kannimara“.
  • Flora: Evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous, dry deciduous, and shola forests.
  • Fauna: Tiger, leopard, dhole, sloth bear, Nilgiri tahr gaur, elephant, sambar, Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, the Peninsular Bay Owl, the Nilgiri Wood Pigeon, the Black-capped Kingfisher, the Great Black Woodpecker and the Lesser Grey-headed Fish Eagle.
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