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Elephant corridors

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When forests fragment, elephant populations fragment too. Just as fragmented forests become unviable, fragmented elephant populations are doomed to dwindle. A consequence of this can be reduced flow in the rivers, such as the Bhavani in Tamil Nadu.
A tusker about to charge in Kabini, Karnataka. The spatial demands of elephants are large.
A tusker about to charge in Kabini, Karnataka. The spatial demands of elephants are large.Photo: K. JAYARAM
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Elephant herd in quaint lighting, Kabini. The majesty of the huge mass moving against the backdrop of verdant forests invokes an image of eternal harmony set in nature's great rhythm.
Elephant herd in quaint lighting, Kabini. The majesty of the huge mass moving against the backdrop of verdant forests invokes an image of eternal harmony set in nature's great rhythm.Photo: K. JAYARAM
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Tusker in Kabini. Maintaining gene pool diversity is essential for this mammoth herbivore.
Tusker in Kabini. Maintaining gene pool diversity is essential for this mammoth herbivore.Photo: K. JAYARAM
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A sambar with its young, in Bandipur, Karnataka.
A sambar with its young, in Bandipur, Karnataka.Photo: K. JAYARAM
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Elephant herd, Kabini. The Segur plateau is a majestic stretch of wilderness with a thorny dry habitat connecting it to the vast expanse of the Eastern Ghats and the Mysore plateau.
Elephant herd, Kabini. The Segur plateau is a majestic stretch of wilderness with a thorny dry habitat connecting it to the vast expanse of the Eastern Ghats and the Mysore plateau.Photo: K. JAYARAM
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The vast congregation of elephants at Thekkady, Kerala, at the height of the summer is an awe-inspiring sight.
The vast congregation of elephants at Thekkady, Kerala, at the height of the summer is an awe-inspiring sight.Photo: T.N.A. PERUMAL
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A tigress snarling, Bandipur.
A tigress snarling, Bandipur.Photo: K JAYARAM
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Sloth bear, Bandipur.
Sloth bear, Bandipur.Photo: k. jayaram
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Leopard, Bandipur.
Leopard, Bandipur.Photo: K. JAYARAM
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Indian gaur, Bandipur.
Indian gaur, Bandipur.Photo: K. JAYARAM
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Hyenas occur in the forests adjoining Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu.
Hyenas occur in the forests adjoining Mudumalai in Tamil Nadu.Photo: DHARAM KHANDAL
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Wild dogs in Bandipur.
Wild dogs in Bandipur.Photo: k. jayaram
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Tusker on the move in Kabini.
Tusker on the move in Kabini.Photo: K. JAYARAM
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