Tuskers developing addictions: don’t feed elephants human food

Peanut Farm on Panama Road, Pottuvil is a famous breeding ground frequented by elephants, particularly tuskers, in the east coast. However, there is rising apprehension with regard to these patches of land, having preserved a semblance of wilderness being encroached by human settlements.

A major issue expressed by wildlife enthusiasts in and around the area is the nature of the interactions between the population and the elephants. Peanut Farm in particular is flanked by the Navy camp and the Air Force camp on either side. The officers settled in these areas would often interact with the animals that come to Peanut Farm, which is still quite rich in greenery. The nature of their interactions, however, have raised some concern.

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