Kuttisankaran an Asian elephant at Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)

 ☨ ♂ Kuttisankaran  

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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 date: 2020-07-26
Death reason: age:
Present / last location:Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota), in India

Date of Arrival
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1969-00-00Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
from Kuttisankaran Nair
Kuttisankaran Nair
from Sree Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathi Temple
Sree Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathi Temple 1965-00-00
from Nilambur reserve forest

Document updated2009-08-12: name correction
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† Kuttisankaran is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota), in India, of age in 2020-07-26. (see detailed list).


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.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Kuttisankaran, an Asian elephant at Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 May 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1949. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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