Five elephants were brought from K’taka to MP’s pench Reserve to protect the tigers
Seoni, Dec 26 (PTI) Five elephants have been brought from Karnataka to the Bench Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Madhya Pradesh for tiger conservation, an official said on Monday.
Jumbos are tasked with guarding tigers in forest areas.
PTR Deputy Director Rajneesh Singh said the five elephants started their journey by road in trucks from Tubare Elephant Camp in Coorg, Karnataka on December 22 under the supervision of Satpura Tiger Reserve staff.
They traveled via Nagpur and reached PTR’s Kurai Mowgli sanctuary on Sunday, he said.
Their food items were also taken in a truck, the official said.
The forest staff were taking care of 5 elephants namely 8-year-old General Cariappa, General Thimmaiah, Bali (40), Lava (21) and Maruti (20).
At present, the PTR has five elephants, including the senior elephant, Saraswati, whose service period has ended, the official said.
Madhya Pradesh has several tiger reserves including Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Satpura, Bench, Panna and Sanjay-Dhubri. PTI COR ADU GK GK GK