Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp in India


Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp
Elephants lined up at the Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp.
Elephants lined up at the Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp.

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Local nameதேக்கம்பட்டி எலிபன்ட் கேம்ப்
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Founded2012
Opened for public2012
PlaceMettupalayam
DistrictCoimbatore District
StateTamil Nadu
RegionTamil Nadu
CountryIndia
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Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp, in Mettupalayam , in India, was founded in 2012, opened for public in 2012.


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Located on a five-acre piece of land close to Vanabhadrakali Amman Temple in Thekkampatti near Mettupalayam. The camp is close to the Bhavani River allowing the animals easy access to water. Previously, the rejuvenation camp founded in 2003, was located at Theppakadu. By choosing Mettuppalayam, temple elephants will no longer have to make the difficult journey in trucks to Theppakadu on top of the Nilgiri hills through the winding ghat roads.

The camp, an initiative by former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, is being held at Thekkampatti since 2012. The first four camps, in 2003, 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2011-12, were held at Theppakadu in Mudumalai.


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Koehl, Dan (2020). Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=2583. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp on elephant-news.com

Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp is mentioned on Elephant News:

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2013-01-13Elephants start return journey after 48-day rejuvenation camp - Elephant News
Rejuvenation camp for jumbos awaits government nod - Elephant News
2021-02-08Elephants begin journey to thekkampatti for 48-day retreat - Elephant News


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