As per experts, there are around 104 varieties of ferns in the Eravikulam National Park. Among them, more than forty varieties have already been planted at the fern park.
During the closure, the park underwent maintenance work and new cafeterias and selfie points were established for visitors.
The Forest Department is planning to conduct a census of Nilgiri Tahrs in April after the procreation period ends.
The Eravikulam National Park is home to the largest concentration of Nilgiri tahrs.
Entry tickets will be available online only. They can be purchased from the official website.
With COVID-19 protocols coming into effect, the reopening of the park was delayed and visitors were finally allowed this week based on an order issued by the Chief Wildlife Warden of Kerala.
Marayur is an hour’s drive from Munnar and the Mud House is a hideout in the lap of nature with all modern facilities.
The new snake Xylophis mosaicus can be distinguished morphologically by its mosaic pattern on the body and its mosaic shola habitat.
Experts have raised concern over the dip in the number of newborns as forest officers could only count less than 70 offspring this year.
The reopening of Eravikulam National Park will get delayed this year as the reproductive period of Nilgiri tahr needs to get over.