Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad) in India

♂ Surendran
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Chip id Number00065D7F6D
Local id Number 147
Kerala database nr14


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ about 22 years old (approximate age)
Management:Free contact
Born:* ~2001 unknown
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad), in India

Date of arrival

2018-09-16Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)
from Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)

2018-06-15Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)
from Konni Elephant Kraal Reserve

Record history
History of updates2018-03-19: Kerala DCEK Nr
2018-07-10: transferred to Mudumalai
2018-09-18: transferred to Muthanga

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Surendran is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad), in India.

Surendran arrived in 2018-09-16 to the Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad), relocated from the Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India.

Surendran lives together with 7 other elephants at the Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad):
  1. Bharath
  2. Chandhu born 2017?
  3. Kunju
  4. Neelakandan born 1996
  5. PM-2
  6. Pramugha
  7. Surya

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Surendran was born unknown ~2001.

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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.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Surendran, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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