Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Chandru at Kodanadu Elephant training centre

♂ Chandru
Alternative name:Chandrasekharan, Peelandi



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Management:Free contact

People killed:7 villagers
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Capture: 2017 Attappadi, Palakkad
Present / last location:Kodanadu Elephant training centre, in India

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2017-05-30Kodanadu Elephant training centre

Document updated2018-05-24: new record
2018-06-15: trained
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Chandru is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at Kodanadu Elephant training centre, in India.

Chandru arrived Kodanadu Elephant training centre 2017-05-30,

In Kodanadu Elephant training centre, Chandru lives together with 8 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Anjana born 2008
  2. ,
  3. Asha born 2004
  4. ,
  5. Bharati (Parvathy) born 2006
  6. ,
  7. Ganesh
  8. ,
  9. Gayathri born 2011
  10. ,
  11. Hariprasad born 1974?
  12. ,
  13. Sunitha born 1969
  14. ,
  15. unknown born 2010
  16. , (see detailed list).


Chandru was born wild , captured 2017 , captured at Attappadi, Palakkad.

Comments / pictures

2 mahouts: Murukan and Ratheesh.

It was tranquilized and captured on May 30 last year and brought to the Abhayaranyam Centre, one of the biggest elephant rehabilitation centers in Kerala. Put in a secluded special cage built of sturdy eucalyptus wood, the elephant was being trained by two mahouts...The tusker was named Peelandi by locals as it had killed a man of the same name. When it was moved to Abhayaranyam, he was named Chandrasekharan and fondly nicknamed Chandru by officers.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Chandru, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kodanadu Elephant training centre in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 August 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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