Four-year-old bear trapped in solar fencing in Tamil Nadu

March 13th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Kolakombai (Tamil Nadu), Mar 13 (ANI): Forest authorities rescued a four-year old bear, which got trapped in solar fencing in Tamil Nadu. The bear was rescued at a cardamom estate in Kolakombai village of Nilgiri district of the state. According to the officials, the bear must have got trapped in the fencing while searching for food in the estate. The animal was discovered by an estate official who was doing the early morning rounds of the state and then informed the forest officials. “While I was doing the rounds of the estate, I heard a sound and saw the bear trapped in the solar fence. I immediately informed the forest officials and they came here, ” said Kumar. The bear sustained injuries after getting trapped in the fencing. Rampant deforestation forces the animals to move towards human habitation in search of food. (ANI)

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