|Uttoly Mahadevan||ID Number:||Chip id Number: 00065DBBE2 - Local id Number: 429 - |
214 in Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala -
|Species:||Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)|
|Sex and age:||Male ♂|
|Document updated||2018-03-18: chip, Kerala DCEK Nr|
2018-03-20: Kerala DCEK Nr
Two tuskers ran amok and blocked traffic on the NH-47 between Marathakkara, near here, and Chalakkudy for over 2 hours on Sunday. The incident created panic among the passengers who were stuck in various vehicles on the highway. Elephants Mahadevan and Ayyappan, both owned by Uttoli Krishnankutty, ran amok while being taken through the NH-47 from Marathakkara to the residence of the owner at Amballur. Though the mahouts managed to chain Mahadevan, the other tusker could not be brought under control. A frenzied Ayyappan attacked a private bus on the highway which was packed with passengers.
The brutal death of Saneesh, a mahout who was mauled by a 19 year old elephant at Thevara, is due to the disruption of a long standing relationship of trust and love that mahouts and elephants used to have till a decade ago. Saneesh was the twenty eighth mahout that 19 year old Uttoli Mahadevan, had to take orders from in the last seven years.
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