Tiger that killed farmer in Wayanad named ‘Adhira’; Elephant PM 2 becomes ‘Raja’

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Tiger 'Adhira'

Kalpetta: Kerala forest department named the tiger, which killed a farmer in Puthussery and the elephant which posed a threat to the lives of the public at Sulthan Bathery in Wayanad. The tiger will be called ‘Adhira’, which is the name of the antagonist in the film series ‘K.G.F’.

Adhira became the fifth tiger in the Animal Hospice and Palliative Care unit in Suthan Bathery. It will live here with the other four tigers named Lakshmi, Kichu, Sheru and Raja.

The elephant Pandalur Makhna 2 (PM 2) which abandoned the forests in Tamil Nadu and arrived at Sulthan Bathery, endangering the lives of the public, was named 'Raja'. The elephant has been relocated to Muthanga along with other kumki elephants named Sundari, Ammu, Vikram, Surya, Surendran, Bharat, Kunju, Chanthu, Unnikrishnan and Chandranath.

Chief Veterinary surgeon Arun Zachariya said that the captive animals are named for their easy recognition.

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