Nanjan at Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp

† Nanjan
ID Number:Local id Number: 1 - 
1 in Database for Captive Elephants in Tamil Nadu - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ maybe about 51 years old (estimated age)
Dead date: 2014,
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Thekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp
ArrivedThekkampatti elephant rejuvenation camp
from Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal)
Chadivayal elephant camp (Sadivayal) 2012-07-01
from Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
Born:1963? 1959? wild
Capture: 1978-12-04,
Offspring, year of birth, year of death:

    Total: 1 babies

  1. (F) 1991-04-01 -- † 1996-09-00 Bhuvana
Document updated2012-09-09: transfered, mahouts, tn nr, capture
2018-05-03: tusker, death report
Mahout and Kavadi: Prasad and Raman. Estimated age 15 years by capture 1978.
Offspring: 1 (officially known case)

Initially, two kumki elephants Najnan and Pari were brought to the camp from Topslip. They were used for joint kumki operations in the forest division. Meanwhile, Nanjan breathed his last at Nellithurai near Mettupalayam in 2014. The department brought another kumki Sujai from Theppakadu elephant camp in Mudhumalai in May 2015.

Sources, among others

  • Database for Captive Elephants and their Mahouts in Tamil Nadu
    made 2009 by Surendra Varma, N. Kalaivanan, N.S.Manoharan, R. Thirumurugan, S. Thangaraj Panneerslevam and N. Mohanraj, India

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