Forest department warns people against sharing false videos on elephant
deaths in Kadambur Hills
March 20, 2023
With videos circulating on social media claiming that an elephant had died
due to electrocution and a tiger along with its cub was moving on the
forest road in Kadambur Hills creating panic among the people, the Forest
Department said that the videos were taken somewhere else and warned of
action against persons spreading false and irrelevant videos.
Elephants, leopards, tigers, and deers are found in the forest area that
comes under the Sathyamangalam Division of Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve
(STR). Makkampalayam, Gundri, Arigiyam, Kuttaiyur and a few other hamlets
are located inside the reserve and people use the forest road to reach
Kadambur for buying essential commodities, for work and to reach schools.
Animals frequently cross the roads in search of food and water and people
take videos and photographs of animal movements and post them on social
In the past few days, videos and photos of animal deaths and tigers moving
along with its cub on the forest road were posted on social media causing
panic among the people. However, forest officials clarified that the videos
were not taken in Kadambur forest area.
M. Indhumathi, Kadambur Range Officer, said that sharing of wrong videos
goes viral on social media and instils fear and undermines the security in
the forest area. She warned that a case would be registered as per law
against the violators.