Neelakandan at Theppakadu elephant camp (Mudumalai)

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Neelakandan at Theppakadu elephant camp (Mudumalai)

Neelakandan
ID Number:Chip id Number: 00065EA6E9 - Local id Number: 138 - 
6 in Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 22 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Theppakadu elephant camp (Mudumalai)
ArrivedTheppakadu elephant camp (Mudumalai) 2018-06-15
from Kodanadu Elephant training centre
Born:1996 unknown
Document updated2018-03-18: nrs
2018-06-12: text
2018-07-10: transferred to Mudumalai
2018-06-11: The forest department’s attempt to take an elephant for training in Tamil Nadu was blocked due to the disagreement of the natives. The authorities were blocked by hundreds of people when they reached there at 2 AM. The attempts of police to execute the actions of the department was also futile. The elephant named Neelakandan from the Kodanad elephant training centre was planned to be taken to Muthumala camp for a special training.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.forest.kerala.gov.in/images/cekerala.pdf
  • http://english.mathrubhumi.com/news/kerala/people-block-attempt-to-take-elephant-for-training-attempt-to-take-elephant-fails-1.2880076
  • https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/elephants-from-kerala-begin-training-at-mudumalai/article24176226.ece
  • Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala
    made 2009 by Surendra Varma, E.K. Easwaran, T.S. Rajeev, Marshal.C.Radhakrishnan, S. R. Sujata and Nibha Namboodiri , India

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