The enactment of the Wildlife Protection Act in 1972 safeguarded Nilgiri tahr, the State animal of Tamil Nadu, from extinction. Yet, there remains a serious threat to their habitat, which prevents the
Nilgiri Tahr SA
A "CLOUD goat" looks as if lost in a daydream with her cuddly kid, an epitome of innocence, lying beside. The mother goat fondles and shields her, though no alarm is raised when a stranger intrudes and whoops. If the nanny could speak, she would ask anyone standing nearby, "Could you get me a rocking cradle to lull my baby to sleep"?
Ranging behaviour of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) was studied using radio telemetry in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve had home ranges of over 500 sq km. These sizes are much larger than those defined
One place in India where wild animals prosper