Elephant Festival begins in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh

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Elephant Mahotsav began in Madhya Pradesh's Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve and will continue for seven days.

An Overview of the News

  • Elephants play an important role in protecting the tigers in the reserve and keeping out wild elephants.

  • The Elephant Festival gives villagers and nearby families a chance to interact with elephants.

  • The primary goal of the festival in 2023 is to educate villagers about elephants and remove misconceptions about the wild animals.

  • The festivities will end on September 26, after which the elephants will return to their patrolling camps.

Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve:

  • Located in the Eastern Satpura hill range of Umaria and Katni districts in Madhya Pradesh.

  • Boasts a healthy population of tigers and a diverse range of herbivorous animals.

  • It has diverse topography, including hills, valleys, rivers, swamps and grasslands supporting diverse vegetation.

Other tiger reserves in Madhya Pradesh:

1. Sanjay-Dubri Tiger Reserve:

  • Located in the Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh.

  • Established in 1975

  • Known for saving the world-famous white tiger "Mohan".

  • Forms a wildlife corridor connecting Bandhavgarh and Palamu Tiger Reserve.

  • Sometimes wild elephants keep coming from the neighboring Chhattisgarh region.

2. Panna Tiger Reserve:

  • Located in the Vindhya hill region of northern Madhya Pradesh.

  • Characterized by dry deciduous forests, plateaus, and valleys.

  • The Ken River flows through the reserve.

  • It is surrounded by teak forests in the north and teak-Kardhai mixed forests in the east.

  • The Vindhya hill ranges connect wildlife populations in the east and west.

3. Pench Tiger Reserve:

  • Inspiration for Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book".

  • Known for natural beauty and historical importance.

  • Awarded the "Best Maintained Tourist Friendly National Park" award in 2006-07.

4. Kanha Tiger Reserve:

  • Home to the hard ground Barasingha, the state animal of Madhya Pradesh.

  • Conservation efforts have led to an increase in the population of this emblematic deer.

  • The forests are mainly composed of Sal (Shorea robusta) and mixed forest trees.

5. Satpura Tiger Reserve:

  • Home to arboreal mammals such as flying squirrels, Indian giant squirrels, and leaf-nosed bats.

  • The Eurasian otter and smooth-coated otter are also found here.

  • Allows pollution-free activities like cycling, canoeing, and trekking.

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