Surya (Soorya) at Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)

Surya (Soorya)
ID Number:Chip id Number: 00065DAEE3 - Local id Number: 132 - 
17 in Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact
Location:Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)
ArrivedMuthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad) 2018-09-16
from Theppakadu elephant camp (Mudumalai)
Theppakadu elephant camp (Mudumalai) 2018-06-15
from Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)
Born: wild India
Document updated2018-03-18: Kerala DCEK Nr, chp nr etc
2018-07-10: transferred to Mudumalai
2018-09-18: transferred to Muthanga
Soorya is old and furious and unable to carry out jungle patrol.

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.

Sources, among others

  • https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/110316/muthanga-elephant-camp-comes-alive-with-3-calves.html
  • http://www.forest.kerala.gov.in/images/cekerala.pdf
  • https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/elephants-from-kerala-begin-training-at-mudumalai/article24176226.ece
  • https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/jumbo-plans-for-muthanga-camp/article24971406.ece
  • Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala
    made 2009 by Surendra Varma, E.K. Easwaran, T.S. Rajeev, Marshal.C.Radhakrishnan, S. R. Sujata and Nibha Namboodiri , India

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