Mangalamkunnu brothers elephants in India

Mangalamkunnu brothers
Local name MA Haridas and MA Parameswaran

First elephant arrived1978
Address Angadiyil House, Mangalamkunnu, Sreekrishnapuram
Place Palakkad
Region Kerala
Country India
Telephone+91 466 2260603


Key People -: Haridas Mangalamkunnu (elephant owner)


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Mangalamkunnu brothers elephants, is a private elephant owner, living in Angadiyil House, Mangalamkunnu, Sreekrishnapuram in Palakkad, India and the first elephant arrived in 1978.

Living elephants

At the private owner Mangalamkunnu brothers lives 8 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Ayyappankutty
  2. Chandrasekharan
  3. Lakshmanan
  4. Mangalamkunnu Karthikeyan born 1980?
  5. Mangalamkunnu Mukundan
  6. Mangalamkunnu Ramachandran born 1970?
  7. Mangalamkunnu Vijayan born 1960?
  8. Subramaniam

Comments / picturesThe Mangalamkunnu brothers had purchased the first elephant, Ayyappan, in 1978 from Uttar Pradesh, followed by Ganapathy. Until then, it was a provision shop run by their father, Velupillai, which kept the family going. For Shakunthalamma, their mother, the elephants were an extended family.

In 1996, the elephants of Mangalamkunnu brothers were the main attraction in the Miss Universe competition organised by Amitabh Bachan in Bangalore.

The brothers used to be the largest individual owner in Kerala, after the Guruvayur Devaswom. From 18 elephants, they have begun to reduce their Herd which now stands at 10 (2021).

2024: Popular Tusker Mangalamkunnu Ayyappan, 55, 55, died at Mangalamkunnu in Palakkad on Monday. The elephant owned by M A Haridasan had been under treatment for the past few months.

Contact details:
Ph: +91 466 2260603, 2261243

Getting there:

Nearest railway stations: Ottapalam railway station about 19 km

Nearest airports: Karipur International Airport, about 70 km; Coimbatore International Airport, about 95 km in neighboring state, Tamil Nadu.

References for records about Mangalamkunnu brothers

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Mangalamkunnu brothers, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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