Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) in India

♂ Cheeran
Alternative name: Cheran, Chearn


Local id Number 11
Tamil Nadu database30


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 38 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1986-07-10 captive-born
Birth place: in Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)

Parents: x ♀ Bommi
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India

Date of arrival

2019-00-00Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)
from Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal)

2018-03-03Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal)
from Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)

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History of updates2023-02-16

Latest document update2021-12-25 09:54:01
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Cheeran is a living kumki Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India.

Cheeran arrived in 2019-00-00 to the Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), relocated from the Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal), in India.


Cheeran lives together with 24 other elephants at the Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC):

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 1. ♂ Anna born ~1957
  2. 2. ♀ Bhama born ~1949
  3. 3. ♂ Bomman born <2000
  4. 4. ♂ Giri born >2009
  5. 5. ♀ Harini
  6. 6. ⚪ Indhak
  7. 7. ♂ Indhar born ~1948
  8. 8. ♂ Jambo born <1987
  9. 9. ♂ John born >1992
  10. 10. ♀ Kamatchi born ~1957
  11. 11. ♂ Mudumalai born ~1965
  12. 12. ⚪ Sankan
  13. 13. ♂ Santhosh born 1975-05-15
  14. 14. ♀ Sentilvadivu born ~1976
  15. 15. ♂ Shankar born ~1967
  16. 16. ♂ Srinivas
  17. 17. ♂ Sujai (twin) born 1971-05-20
  18. 18. ♀ Sumangala born ~1989
  19. 19. ♂ Udayan born 1998-11-24
  20. 20. ♂ unknown born 2000
  21. 21. ♂ unknown born 2016
  22. 22. ♂ Vijay (twin) born 1971-05-20
  23. 23. ♂ Wasim born 1971-01-31
  24. 24. ♂ Wilson born 1988-04-16


Cheeran was born captive-born 1986-07-10 at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC).


Parents of Cheeran are: ♂ (father) and ♀ Bommi (mother).


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Cheeran in Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)

2018-04-04: Coimbatore: The forest department on Tuesday brought Kumki elephants (trained) John, 27, and Cheran, 32, from Theppakadu Elephant Camp in the Nilgiris to the Chadivayal Elephant Camp here to prevent man-animal conflict

According to department personnel, Cheran was a captive born elephant, birthed by Bommi at Mudumalai on July 10th, 1896

2018-12-05: The Forest Department on Tuesday shifted the three kumkis from Varapalayam area to Periyathadagam to step up surveillance and monitor wild elephants. The kumkis - Cheran, Vijay and Bomman - were taken to Periyathadagam on Tuesday afternoon to prevent the wild elephants from straying out of forest.

2019-07-04: kumkis Cheran (32) and John (27) of Chadivayal camp, who will be sent to Theppakkadu in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve. Cheran and John were shifted from Theppakkadu to Chadivayal in April last year. Forest Department officials said the decision to shift kumkis Cheran and John to the parent camp was taken after they were not found fit to be engaged in operations, mainly driving out wild elephants that strayed into human habitations.

2021-12-23: Cheran, a Kumki elephant who was injured by a care taker, got his vision back, thanks to the efforts of the team led by veterinary assistant surgeon K Rajesh Kumar. The 35-year-old elephant is receiving treatment at the Theppakadu elephant camp in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR).

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). Cheeran, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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