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

Male ♂ Asian  Kuttisankaran at Guruvayur Devaswom  Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)

☨ Kuttisankaran
Alternative name:Kongad, Kongadu Kuttisankaran
ID nr:Chip id Number; 00065964FC
 - Certificate Number: 386 - Local id Number: 28 - 
558 in Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 58 years old
Characteristics:Cut on both ears
Dentition:tusker
Body height: 3.01 meter, 9.9 feet
Dead date: 2020-07-26
Death reason: age:
Location:Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)
ArrivalGuruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota) 1969-00-00
from Kuttisankaran Nair
Kuttisankaran Nair
from Sree Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathi Temple
Sree Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathi Temple 1965-00-00
from Nilambur reserve forest
Born:* 1962 wild
in Nilambur reserve forest
Document updated2009-08-12: name correction
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 list

Koehl, D., (2020). Kuttisankaran, an Asian at Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1949. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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