Surya an Asian elephant at Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)

♂ Surya
Alternative name:Soorya
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Id numberChip id Number; 00065DAEE3
Certificate Number: 132Local id Number: 132
17 in Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala
Management:Free contact
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Present / last location:Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad), in India

Date of Arrival
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2018-09-16Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)
from Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)
Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) 2018-06-15
from Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)

Document updated2018-03-18: Kerala DCEK Nr, chp nr etc
2018-07-10: transferred to Mudumalai
2018-09-18: transferred to Muthanga
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Surya is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad), in India.

Surya arrived in Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad) 2018-09-16, relocated from Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India.

In Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad), Surya lives together with 7 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Kunju
  2. ,
  3. Neelakandan born 1996
  4. ,
  5. Pramukha (Pramukh)
  6. ,
  7. SI Bharatan
  8. ,
  9. Siva
  10. ,
  11. Surendran born ~2001
  12. ,
  13. unknown born 2016-05
  14. , (see detailed list).


Surya was born wild .

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Soorya is old and furious and unable to carry out jungle patrol.

2018-09-18: Giving impetus to the upgrade move, three ‘kumki’ (trained) elephants were brought to the kraal two days ago after a three-month training at the Theppakadu elephant training camp in Tamil Nadu. With this, the number of ‘kumkis’ in the kraal has gone up to five.

The trio — Surya, 24, from the Muthanga elephant camp; Neelakandan, 22, from the Abhayaranyam elephant training and rescue centre, Kodanad; and Surendran, 17, from the Konni camp — were shifted to the Theppakadu training camp in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve for training on June 14.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Surya, an Asian at Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 March 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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