Category Archives: Ooty Wildlife

Elephant and Gaur makes a good relationship among each other

The scene of a wander primitive elephant along with a outrageous gaur traveling as a group on the Katteri-Runnymede slopes close to here, informs a unusual tale of an amicable connection between the both. The wildlife duo is observed moving all together as well as looking after one another on the wooded slopes. Jungle resources asserted that the wild elephant is a sub-adult which seems to have left its own herd and also forgotten path in the dense forests. It might have accidentally come across the outrageous guar in the jungle fringes, and also seems to have struck a relationship along with it.This relationship assist  the both animals to deal with problems from predators and also look after each other’s defense. It is pertinent to observe that the gaur leads the elephant  on the appropriate route in the jungle fringes.

Man – Tiger Conflict in Ooty

Recently a tiger has been shot dead in Ooty. The tiger has been shot because it became a man eater and killed 3 people from Ooty. How did this happen ? why a tiger need to jump into the settlements? What is reason for tigers becoming man eaters ? so many questions has been unanswered. Recent times so many wild animals come in to the town and causing danger to human life. Normally the tiger lives inside the deep forest and afraid to enter the region where the humans live. The surrounding area to Ooty is dense forest formed by the western ghats mountians which is home to many wildlife including tigers. Again the Ooty also borders with the Mudumalai tiger reserve.

Recent past one or two tigers has been caught or killed every 3 months. It is because of tigers coming to the settlement areas like gudalur, doddabetta, kalhatty and masinagudi. The wildlife experts were saying this is because of people started to grab the tigers land. So many resorts and holiday homes were built inside the jungle area to enjoy wildlife. In the past governement also gave permission to property owners to built their properties in many buffer zones. The people staying close to jungle started to disturb the wild animals by going safaris and trekking inside the jungle. These cause a disturbance to the normal life of the tigers.

Then again the poachers and illegal hunters chasing the tigers from their natural home. Another reason is tigers travel long distance for finding water during the summer season. One side the tiger population is growing in india and another side tigers are getting killed for entering the human settlements. This will not end soon unless goverment take necessary action.

Ooty Bird Watching

Ooty Bird Watching

Ooty is a paradise for nature lovers. The greenery, lake and dense forest are the nature’s gift to Ooty. The places like masinagudi, gudalur, mudumalai and kalhatty are known for its wildlife. Safaris and wildlife watching are the most popular activities in Ooty. Nature lovers always come to Ooty to enjoy the beauty of the landscape and the wildlife living in it.

Bird watching is very popular in Ooty, since Ooty is home to many species of birds. Places like doddabetta, fernhill, kalhatty, pykara, mudumalai and masinagudi are very famous among bird watchers. Some of the types of birds spotted in Ooty are Peacock, Jungle Fowl, Large Racquet-Tailed Dronge, Magpie-Robin, Spotted Babbler, Green Pigeons, Brown Dove, Bulbuls,Eagles, Falcons and also the vultures. So many variety of birds living there and truly is a haven for bird watchers.