Elephant census in Erode district

A three-day elephant census is underway in the forest areas of the district with forest department personnel and more than 100 student volunteers taking part in the exercise.

The census, which will end Monday evening, is being undertaken in the Sathyamangalam, Hassanure, Thalawady, Bhavanisagar, Kadambur, Guthiyalathur, Anthiyur, Burgur forest areas.

In 2008, there were 800 elephants in the district and it increased to 860 in 2009 census. Forest officials expected a further increase to around 900.

From Hindustan Times

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