Kodanadu Elephant training centre in India

Kodanadu Elephant training centre
Local name Malayattoor

Address Kodanadu, Perumbavoor
Place Ernakulam District
Region Kerala
Country India


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Elephant department

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Kodanadu Elephant training centre, located at Kodanadu, Perumbavoor, in Ernakulam District, India .

Living elephants

At the Kodanadu Elephant training centre lives 9 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Anjana born 2008
  2. Asha born 2004
  3. Bharati (Parvathy) born 2006
  4. Chandru
  5. Ganesh
  6. Gayathri born 2011
  7. Hariprasad born 1974?
  8. Sunitha born 1969
  9. unknown born 2010

Comments / picturesKodanadu Elephant training centre in India IndiaKodanad, the head quarters of Malayattur Forest division, is known for the elephant kraal and is about 45 km from Ernakulam (Cochin or Kochi) and 12 km to the east of Perumbavoor town. From the Cochin International Airport you travel to Kalady and from there to Perumbavoor. Before you reach Perumbavoor, you turn left and travel about 5 kilometers to reach Kodanad, the elephant training center. Kodanad is also an orphanage: The total number of orphaned babies in the Kodanad center is ten of which four are male babies and six females. Be there at 8 o'clock in the morning. You can stay at Thani Illam in Thottuva near Kodanad.

Before 1977, elephants were captured from the nearby Malayattoor forests and trained at Kodanad. Capture of elephants was banned in that year and Kodanad center does not engage in capturing elephants any more. The Kodanad center now focuses on training elephants.

2012: 8 elephants.

References for records about Kodanadu Elephant training centre

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Kodanadu Elephant training centre, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=892. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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