Thechikkottu Kavu Ramachandran
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Thechikkottukavu Peramangalthu Devaswom in India

♂ Thechikkottu Kavu Ramachandran

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Alternative name: Thechikottukavu Ramachandran


Chip id Number00065DC96D
Local id Number 42
Kerala database nr552


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 60 years old
Body height: 3.16 meter, 10.4 feet
Management:Free contact

People killed:5: Killed three women after he ran amok at a temple festival in Perumbavoor, and killed two persons at Guruvayur in February 2019.
Born:* 1964 wild
Birth place:
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Present / last location:Thechikkottukavu Peramangalthu Devaswom, in India

Date of arrival

Thechikkottukavu Peramangalthu Devaswom
from Bihar unspecified location

Bihar unspecified location
from unknown

Record history
History of updates2018-05-17

Latest document update2021-03-16 23:12:30
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Thechikkottu Kavu Ramachandran is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Thechikkottukavu Peramangalthu Devaswom, in India.

Thechikkottu Kavu Ramachandran arrived to the Thechikkottukavu Peramangalthu Devaswom unknown date, relocated from the Bihar unspecified location, in India.


Thechikkottu Kavu Ramachandran lives together with 1 other elephants at the Thechikkottukavu Peramangalthu Devaswom:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Thechikkottu Kavu Devidasan born ~1990


Thechikkottu Kavu Ramachandran was born wild 1964.

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Origin: Bihar. The second heighest elepant in Kerala. Height-10.3ft. He is the winner of Cherai Pooram, Chakkumarassery pooram, Parkkadi pooram and Cheeram kulangara pooram for several years.

1999: he fought with Thiruvambadi Chandrashekharan and severely injured him.

2011: Carrying the idol of Neythalakkavu Bhagavati, Ramachandran used to open the south entrance gate (Thekke Gopuranada) of the Vadakkumnathan temple since 2011.

2013-01-27: Killed three women after he ran amok at a temple festival in Perumbavoor on January 27.

The owner of the handsome Thechikkottukara Ramachandran, was paid Rs. 2.27 lakhs per day for the temple festival at Nenmara-Vallangi Vela.

2019-02; killed two persons at Guruvayur in February 2019.

2021: The Neythalakkavu temple administration committee has decided not to take Ramachandran for the ceremony, Ernakulam Sivakumar owned by the Cochin Devaswom Board, will replace Ramachandran.

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2021-03-16 Thrissur pooram: tusker ernakulam sivakumar to replace thechikottukavu ramachandran. - Elephant News

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Thechikkottu Kavu Ramachandran, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Thechikkottukavu Peramangalthu Devaswom in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 23 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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