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Theppakadu elephant camp reopened

The Theppakadu elephant camp in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve was reopened to the public on Saturday after a gap of four months.

Closed

The camp had been closed after two of the elephants there, Narmada and Bharathi, died in December of 2017.

Their deaths were said to have been caused by the elephants contracting bacterial infection, precipitated by the lack of rainfall within the reserve. After their deaths, the elephant camp was indefinitely closed by MTR officials.

Officials said that beginning Sunday, visitors can visit the camp between 8.30 a.m and 9.15 a.m. in the morning and between 5.30 p.m. and 6.15 p.m. in the evening, when the mahouts feed the animals.

Elephant safaris

Elephant safaris will also be started soon, the officials said.