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Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

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  • October 27, 2021
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Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

Part of: Prelims and GS III – Conservation related issues; 

Context Steps will be taken to open a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve.

  • Reason for the step: Animals, captured or rescued recently in the Nilgiris, needed to be taken to the Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Chennai or the Mysore Zoo for treatment.

Mudumalai Tiger Reserve

  • Mudumalai Tiger Reserve is located in the Nilgiris District of Tamil Nadu state at the tri-junction of three states, viz, 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.
  • Flora
    • The Reserve has tall grasses, commonly referred to as ‘Elephant Grass’.
    • Bamboo of the giant variety, valuable timber species like Teak, Rosewood, etc.
    • There are several species of endemic flora.
  • Fauna: Flagship Species: Tiger and Asian Elephant.

Other Tiger Reserves in Tamil Nadu

  • Anamalai Tiger Reserve (ATR)
  • Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR)
  • Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve (STR)

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