SI Bharatan at Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) SI Bharatan at Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)

SI Bharatan
Alternative name:SI Bharathan, Kallur Komban
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Location:Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)
ArrivedMuthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad) 2016-11-22
from Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Born: wild
Capture: 2016,
Document updated2018-05-21: new record
2016: The forest department had radio- collared the elephant in February to monitor its movements and has found that during the non- musth period it engaged in extensive crop raiding in villages bordering the forests. The tusker was captured on November 22.

2016-11-22: captured and brought to a temporarily built kraal in the forest

2017-05-10: The elephant known as ‘chullikkomban,’ reportedly involved in at least three elephant attack deaths in the Aralam area over the past three years, was caught after tranquillising it on May 10, 2017. With this, the number of elephants in the Muthanga kraal increased to seven, including three trained elephants, two baby elephants, and ‘SI Bharathan,’ a tusker caged on November 21, 2016.

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