Lookout towers have been put up inside Neyyar, Peppara, and Agasthyavanam forests to spot wild animals.

At 6 a.m. on all days, except Sunday, Bhagavan Kani, a forest tribal, clambers up a narrow bamboo ladder to get to a watch house atop a tall tree deep inside the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary to keep a look out for wild elephants.