130 elephants enter Tamil Nadu from Karnataka | Chennai News – Times of India


KRISHNAGIRI: As many as 130 elephants moved to Tamil Nadu forests from Karnataka. Forest officials on Sunday warned villagers residing on the bordering villages in Krishnagiri district to avoid man-animal conflict.

The 130 elephants split into two herds and one group of 70 was camping at Thally forest range and the rest in Jawalagiri range.
According to Jawalagiri forest ranger M Nagarajan, elephants usually migrate from Bannerghatta forest division in Karnataka during monsoon to Tamil Nadu.
He added that this batch of elephants was the first to enter from Karnataka for this season.
“Since ragi and horse gram cultivation has begun in the state, the elephants will camp in Tamil Nadu forests for the next four months,” Nagarajan said.
Forest officials asked villagers in Thally and Jawalagiri forest ranges to not venture into the forest boundaries during night hours. They have also advised the villagers to come out from their house only after sunrise and to return home before sunset.

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