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Mudumalai Tigers Face Threat From Lantana

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, invasive species )

- 1167 days ago -
It is an invasive species that smothers the native grasses, shrubs

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Fi T. (21)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 4:21 am
Treasure life

Tanya W. (65)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 5:12 am
May the Tigers and Elephant thrive!!!

Waltraud U. (85)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 6:11 am
thanks for posting

Walker E. (44)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:20 am
Noted and shared!

Ruth C. (141)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 8:30 am
May God bless them!

. (0)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 9:54 am
Why can't wild animals ever have the upper hand in India? Did you notice now thin that eleogant is?

S J. (133)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 2:14 pm
Noted with a hope that both elephants and tigers thrive there.
Thanks Cher

GGmaSheila D. (203)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 2:20 pm
Though India supposedly reveres their animals, those animals don't seem to be doing so well - such as the elephants and tigers. Noted with thanks.

pam w. (138)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 7:20 pm
Interesting how something so SMALL can impact everything in an ecosystem.

Betty Kelly (4)
Sunday August 18, 2013, 10:06 pm
I so hope these Tigers & Elephant are safe and will thrive. They look like they need help.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday August 19, 2013, 3:07 am
Poor animals - this was not the life they were meant to live when they were put on earth!

Danuta Watola (1264)
Monday August 19, 2013, 3:07 am

Past Member (0)
Monday August 19, 2013, 7:36 am
Animals, poor things, one way or another people are determined to kill them all, if not with guns, poison, traps than plants.

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday August 19, 2013, 7:40 am
I had thought about introducing wild goats. They seem to like kudzu so I though maybe they'll like Lantana. My reasoning was that the goats would consume the Lantana and also provide meat for the tigers as well.
Unfortunately Lantana is a member of the Verbena family and is poisonous to most animals. The leaves are sandpapery to touch so it causes irritation. Just like Oleander although the birds like it. Gee ladies; if you ever wanted to off an abusive husband, just feed him some Oleander in his collard greens or salads.
Sadly it's going to take boots on the ground to solve the Lantana problem. Get cracking!

Sara P. (67)
Monday August 19, 2013, 7:55 am
Then in addition to trying to defend themselves from human beings now have to worry about this as well lantana???? Ah, it's never over!
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