Lucky escapes! The hero of Munnar…!! Munnar peoples called him as Padayappa .And never try to get him closer…stay away from him. He is too dangerous.. Nearly 20 person got killed by this elephant.
Video – Nadeem v abdu
Elephant sighting in Munnar is very common in most parts of the dense forests in Munnar, part of the Western Ghats. It was when the Scotts and the British introduced Tea plantations in a large scale that the trees were cut and most of them were exported overseas and were used to build ships and furniture.
Elephant the state animal of Kerala is abundant in the forests of the Western Ghats in Kerala. The Elephant were under severe threat when poaching was in large scale in these forest of the ivory, of which more of them were smuggled and exported.
By due course of the govt. initiatives brought deforestation and poaching to a stand still, but by that time most of the harm was already done. Today the land is recovering from the most deadliest of the problems – deforestation and poaching.