Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp in India

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Kuttisankaran  dead elephant
Alternative name: Kongad, Kongadu Kuttisankaran


Chip id Number00065964FC
Certificate Number386
Local id Number 28
Kerala database nr558


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 58 years old
Characteristics: Cut on both ears
Body height: 3.01 meter, 9.9 feet
Born:* 1962 wild
Birth place: in Nilambur reserve forest
Dead: 2020-07-26
Death reason: age:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp, in India

Date of arrival

1969-00-00Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp
from Kuttisankaran Nair

Kuttisankaran Nair
from Sree Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathi Temple

1965-00-00Sree Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathi Temple
from Nilambur reserve forest

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History of updates2009-08-12: name correction

Latest document update2022-02-14 17:46:35
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† Kuttisankaran is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2020-07-26 at Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp, in India, .


Kuttisankaran was born wild 1962 at Nilambur reserve forest.

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2020-07-26: Palakkad: Tusker Kongad Kuttisankaran, a favourite of elephant lovers, died here on Sunday around 12.30 pm. The elephant was 58-years-old.

Born in the Nilambur forest, Kuttisankaran was offered to the deity of Thirumandhamkunnu temple at the age of three. Kottapadikkal Chinnakuttan Nair aka Kuttisankaran Nair offered the elephant to the temple in 1969. Standing over 301 centimetres tall and 426 in length, Kuttisankaran was popular for for its long Trunk which easily touched the ground and a long tail. Kuttisankaran was easily recognised by its unlevel but long Tusks.

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Kuttisankaran, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1949. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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