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Bandipur forest fire animals caught images shared on social media are fake

Viral Claim: Some pictures were shared on a social media group claiming that fire was caught in  Bandipur forest, which has killed many animals

Facts Check: Unreleated

Viral News in Social Media Twitter / Facebook / WhatsApp / Others Examples:

Bandipur forest #bandipur #karnataka fire has killed wild animals, destroyed forest over 950 acres. No funds can be raised for those innocent animals. No prayers, no candles will bring back those creatures. They have the right to live in their own land.
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Facts Check Analysis The fire which was caught in the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in Karnataka’s Chamarajanagar district  and leading to death of multiple animals burnt images are shared horribly on the social media. Though there has not been any official confirmation for the same. The fire is estimated to have gutted 2,000 hectares of the forest

On doing a reverse image search on Google, we found these pictures to be old and not even related to Tamil Nadu, India even.

For example the rabbit pictre can be seen here at alamy. The website mentions the date of the publish of the pictures it says “Malibu, California, USA. 12th Nov, 2018. A rabbit suffering from burns struggles to find safety, as the Woolsey Fire continues to burn. Credit: Chris Rusanowsky/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News - Image ID: R1JPT5”.

Stock Photo - Malibu, California, USA. 12th Nov, 2018. A rabbit suffering from burns struggles to find safety, as the Woolsey Fire continues to burn. Credit: Chris Rusanowsky/ZUMA Wire/Alamy

Download this stock image: Malibu, California, USA. 12th Nov, 2018. A rabbit suffering from burns struggles to find safety, as the Woolsey Fire continues to burn. Credit: Chris Rusanowsky/ZUMA Wire/Alamy Live News - R1JPT5 from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.

Similarly other pictures shared are false and from other places of the world. One of such pictures were shared by Magda, in the year 2017.

The burnt orangutans was published on metro, in the year 2016 and are from Central Indonesia. The below images are from the same website metro.

Three endangered Bornean orangutans were killed in the blaze, including a mother and her two babies, which is believed to have been started to illegally clear farmland. So none of the pictures are related here.