Nedunkayam elephant camp (Nilambur) in India


Nedunkayam elephant camp (Nilambur)
Typecamp
Last elephant left1994
Closed down1994
AddressNedunkayam
PlaceNilambur
RegionKerala
CountryIndia
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Description

Nedunkayam elephant camp (Nilambur), located at Nedunkayam, in Nilambur, in India. The last elephant left in 1994. Nedunkayam elephant camp (Nilambur) closed down in 1994.


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Nedumkayam (18 km from Nilambur town) is in the Nilambur reserve forest, in Malappuram district of Kerala. Nilambur is about 40 kilometres from Malappuram town. Visitors must get prior permission from the Forest Department to enter the forest zone.

As many as 12 elephants were trained during 1980s. ?Kusha' was the last elephant which was trained there.



Elephant mother with baby, Nedunkayam elephant camp 1988. Photos © Dan Koehl




Inscription:
E.S. DAWSON
FOREST ENGINEER
DROWNED AT NEDUNGAYAM, 9TH, OCTOBER, 1938
----
AND I SHALL THEREUPON TAKE REST
ERE I BE GONE
ONCE MORE ON MY ADVENTURE BRAVE AND NEW


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Koehl, Dan (2020). Nedunkayam elephant camp (Nilambur), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=865. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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