Uttoly Ayyappan an Asian elephant at U.P. Krishnankutty

♂ Uttoly Ayyappan

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Id numberChip id Number; 00065D8796
Local id Number: 428
57 in Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala
Body height: 2.90 meter, 9.5 feet
Management:Free contact
Birth place:
Present / last location:U.P. Krishnankutty, in India

Date of Arrival

U.P. Krishnankutty

Document updated2018-03-20: Kerala DCEK Nr
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Uttoly Ayyappan is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in U.P. Krishnankutty, in India.

Uttoly Ayyappan arrived in U.P. Krishnankutty unknown date,

In U.P. Krishnankutty, Uttoly Ayyappan lives together with 7 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Utolly Prasad
  2. ,
  3. Uttoly Mahadevan
  4. ,
  5. Uttoly Rajasekhar
  6. ,
  7. Utolly Sivan
  8. ,
  9. Utolly Padmanaban
  10. ,
  11. Utolly Ganapathy
  12. ,
  13. Utolly Anantha Padmanabhan born ~1974
  14. , (see detailed list).


Uttoly Ayyappan was born .

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2009-09-07: 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.

However, the bus driver’s timely action of accelerating the bus when the tusker attacked saved the bus and the passengers. Though the elephant tried to attack its mahout he managed to escape unhurt. Eyewitness say that the efforts by Salish, the mahout, to drive the elephant to a compound at Amballur saved the vehicles and passengers on the highway from its attack. The mahout reportedly diverted the elephant’s attention and attracted it towards him by running in front of it for around 4 km through the highway. Finally, the elephant was chained when it reached the compound at Amballur. Thousands of vehicles to and from Ernakulam were forced to halt for more than two hours on the NH.


Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Uttoly Ayyappan, an Asian at U.P. Krishnankutty in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=16333. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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