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Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR)  


Source: TH


Context: A wild tusker named Arikompan was successfully translocated to an area near Seeniyaroda under the Mullakkudy forest section under the Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR) in Thekkady.



About Periyar Tiger Reserve (PTR):

LocationFalls in the districts of Idukki and Pathanamthitta in Kerala (Western Ghats)



FormationDeclared a Sanctuary in 1950 and declared a Tiger Reserve in 1978.
NameIt gets its name from the River Periyar which has its origin inside the reserve
DrainageThe major rivers through the reserve are Mullayar and Periyar
FloraThe sanctuary comprises tropical evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and grasslands.
FaunaMammals: Tiger, Elephant, Lion-tailed macaque, Nilgiri Tahr etc. Birds: Darters, Cormorants, Kingfishers, the great Malabar Hornbill and racket-tailed Drongos. Reptiles: Monitor Lizards, Python, King Cobra etc.
TribalsThere are six tribal communities nestled inside the reserve such as Mannans, Paliyans, Malayarayans, Mala Pandarams, Uralis and Ulladans