- Posted on 23 Jul 2018
A male elephant estimated to be around 20-25 years old was found dead in the Corbett Tiger Reserve in Uttarakhand. The body of the male tusker was spotted by a patrolling forest guard in the Dhikala Zone on Sunday, July 22 at around 1pm. It has been suspected that the death of this pachyderm might have taken place four days ago which was assumed by looking at the condition in which the elephant was found.
The officers along with the veterinarians reached the site, for conducting the post-mortem examination. Once it was done under the supervision of the dept officials, the body was buried. “The post-mortem is going on to ascertain the cause of the death. We can say nothing till the report arrives” said by Amit Verma, Deputy Director of the Corbett Tiger Reserve.
However, it is suspected that elephant might have died due to electrocution. A branch of a tree had fallen on an overhead high tension power line due to which the power line was hanging low. It is assumed that the elephant might have come in contact with the tension line which led to his death as no injury marks were found on the body ruling out chances of intra-species fighting. Anyway, the final cause will be revealed once the report of the post-mortem is out.
This wasn’t the first time that an incident took place in a protected area. Similar incidents were noticed in the year 2014, when a dead body of an elephant was found in Jhirna Zone of Corbett. Forest officials claimed that the cause of the death could be elephant falling from a hill of the Corbett National Park. Again, in August 2017, a carcass of a female elephant was found in Dhela range of Corbett, and last month a 10-year old elephant was found dead in CTR as well.
- Posted on 16 Nov 2015
Tourists and wildlife buffs from all parts of the world are making their way to the Jim Corbett National Park, as it reopened for visitors on Sunday. The Jim Corbett Park comprises the Dhikala, Jhirna, Bijrani and Durga Devi Zone. Dhikala zone and Durga Devi zone were reopened on 15th November. It is the Dikala zone that tourists, mainly want to visit as it's the core area of Royal Bengal tigers.
To sight tigers and other animals roaming freely in the park, wildlife enthusiasts are coming in large number since the park reopened this season. Sameer Sinha, director of the national park, said that all the zones and ranges of the park have been re-opened. He further added all the zones and ranges of the park were closed for tourists on June 15 due to monsoon season.
- Posted on 04 Sep 2015
With the panorama offering fascinating vistas of nature’s beauty at its best, Corbett National Park is a magnificent wildlife reserve nestled in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas in the districts of Nainital and Pauri, Uttarakhand. The park is spread in an area of around 521 square kilometers. It is the first protected region in the country to come under the Project Tiger. Having a decent assortment of rare and exotic flora and fauna species, Corbett National Park is a perfect hideout for the travelers who want to unravel the engrossing wilderness as it is spread all through the park.
- Posted on 15 Jul 2015
Planning a trip to explore nature and wildlife but don’t have any idea about which place to choose? Bequeathed with affluent flora and fauna, Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand can be an ultimate choice for you for myriad reasons. Here are some of the major situations that may lead you to opt for this picturesque wildlife heaven. If you can relate yourself with any of the below-mentioned situations, you can choose Corbett as your next travel destinations: