Chinnakomban at Bombax elephant camp (Mudumalai)

ID Number:
+138? (N/A) in Database for Captive Elephants in Tamil Nadu - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ about 18 years old (approximate age)
Management:Free contact
People killed:3: Pandalur taluk, TN, India, 2006
Location:Bombax elephant camp (Mudumalai)
ArrivedBombax elephant camp (Mudumalai) 2016-11-18
from Theppakadu elephant camp (Mudumalai)
Theppakadu elephant camp (Mudumalai) 2016-04-04
Capture: 2016-04-00, Pandalur taluk
Document updated2018-05-03: update
2016-11: Chinnakomban, a tusker aged 15, shocked the hills when it roamed in a rampaging mood in Pandalur taluk early April and killed two persons.

2016-11-19: An elephant captured by the Forest Department in April this year, and had been largely confined to a “kraal” since its capture, was checked by a team of veterinarians and ophthalmologists and moved to the Bombax Elephant Camp on Friday. The elephant, that had been suspected to have killed three people before it was captured and brought to Theppakadu, was trained by mahouts.

Sources, among others

  • Database for Captive Elephants and their Mahouts in Tamil Nadu
    made 2009 by Surendra Varma, N. Kalaivanan, N.S.Manoharan, R. Thirumurugan, S. Thangaraj Panneerslevam and N. Mohanraj, India

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