Neelakandan an Asian elephant at Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)

♂ Neelakandan

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 25 years old
Id numberChip id Number; 00065EA6E9
Local id Number: 138
6 in Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1996 unknown
Birth place:
Present / last location:Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad), in India

Date of Arrival
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2018-09-16Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)
from Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)
Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) 2018-06-15
from Kodanadu Elephant training centre

Document updated2018-03-18: nrs
2018-06-12: text
2018-07-10: transferred to Mudumalai
2018-09-18: transferred to Muthanga
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Neelakandan is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad), in India.

Neelakandan arrived in Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad) 2018-09-16, relocated from Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India.

In Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad), Neelakandan lives together with 7 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Kunju
  2. ,
  3. Pramukha (Pramukh)
  4. ,
  5. SI Bharatan
  6. ,
  7. Siva
  8. ,
  9. Surendran born ~2001
  10. ,
  11. Surya
  12. ,
  13. unknown born 2016-05
  14. , (see detailed list).


Neelakandan was born unknown 1996.

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2018-06-11: The forest department’s attempt to take an elephant for training in Tamil Nadu was blocked due to the disagreement of the natives. The authorities were blocked by hundreds of people when they reached there at 2 AM. The attempts of police to execute the actions of the department was also futile. The elephant named Neelakandan from the Kodanad elephant training centre was planned to be taken to Muthumala camp for a special training.

2018-09-18: Giving impetus to the upgrade move, three ‘kumki’ (trained) elephants were brought to the kraal two days ago after a three-month training at the Theppakadu elephant training camp in Tamil Nadu. With this, the number of ‘kumkis’ in the kraal has gone up to five.

The trio — Surya, 24, from the Muthanga elephant camp; Neelakandan, 22, from the Abhayaranyam elephant training and rescue centre, Kodanad; and Surendran, 17, from the Konni camp — were shifted to the Theppakadu training camp in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve for training on June 14.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Neelakandan, an Asian at Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 February 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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