SI Bharatan an Asian elephant at Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)

♂ SI Bharatan

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Alternative name:SI Bharathan, Kallur Komban
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
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Born:* wild
Birth place: in unknown
Capture: 2016
Present / last location:Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad), in India

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2016-11-22Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)
from Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary
from unknown

Document updated2018-05-21: new record
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SI Bharatan is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad), in India.

SI Bharatan arrived in Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad) 2016-11-22, relocated from Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, in India.

In Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad), SI Bharatan 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. Siva
  8. ,
  9. Surendran born ~2001
  10. ,
  11. Surya
  12. ,
  13. unknown born 2016-05
  14. , (see detailed list).


SI Bharatan was born wild at unknown, captured 2016 .

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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.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). SI Bharatan, 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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