Nanjan an Asian elephant at Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp

☨ Nanjan
ID nr:Local id Number: 1 - 
1 in Database for Captive Elephants in Tamil Nadu - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 51 years old (estimated age)
Dentition:tusker
Status:kumki
Dead date: 2014
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp
ArrivalThekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp
from Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal)
Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal) 2012-07-01
from Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
Born:* 1963? 1959? wild
Capture: 1978-12-04 ,
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 1 babies

  1. (F) 1991-04-01 -- † 1996-09-00 Bhuvana
Document updated2012-09-09: transfered, mahouts, tn nr, capture
2018-05-03: tusker, death report
Mahout and Kavadi: Prasad and Raman. Estimated age 15 years by capture 1978.
Offspring: 1 (officially known case)

Initially, two kumki elephants Najnan and Pari were brought to the camp from Topslip. They were used for joint kumki operations in the forest division. Meanwhile, Nanjan breathed his last at Nellithurai near Mettupalayam in 2014. The department brought another kumki Sujai from Theppakadu elephant camp in Mudhumalai in May 2015.

Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Nanjan, an Asian at Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2274. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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