Increasing tiger, panther population noticed in TN
8 Oct 2008, 1307 hrs IST,PTI
ERODE: The wild life population in Sathyamangalam forests in this district has started increasing, thanks to the efforts taken by officials to provide sufficient water to animals and control poaching in the area.
Due to sufficient water available inside the forests, migration of animals like elephants, bison and other animals to other places from Satyamangalam areas during summer season have reduced to a minimum, district forest officer, Rama Subramaniam said.
It was revealed in a recent census taken by the officials that there were 10 tigers and 25 panthers in Sathyamangalam forest area alone.
Meanwhile, villagers of Chinnathambipalayam have imformed the Erode district forest personnel that they have noticed foot prints of panthers in the area. They also said some villagers have noticed two big panthers and appealed to the officials to take steps to trap them.