Kottoor Soman
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC) in India

♂ Kottoor Soman


Chip id Number00065DB7BJ
Local id Number 16
Kerala database nr13


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Body height: 2.89 meter, 9.5 feet
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1942? wild (unconfirmed claimed birth date)
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC) , in India

Date of arrival

Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC)
from Konni Elephant Kraal Reserve

Record history
History of updates2021-12-25

Latest document update2023-01-18 21:00:15
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Kottoor Soman is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC) , in India.

Kottoor Soman arrived to the Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC) unknown date, relocated from the Konni Elephant Kraal Reserve, in India.


Kottoor Soman lives together with 17 other elephants at the Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC) :

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. 1. ♀ Aameena born 2020?
  2. 2. ♂ Agasthyan born 2010?
  3. 3. ♀ Ammu born 2002
  4. 4. ♀ Chinna born 2017?
  5. 5. ♀ Jaysree born 1972
  6. 6. ♂ Kottoor Kannan born 2018-02-00?
  7. 7. ♂ Manu born 2017?
  8. 8. ♀ Maya born 2017?
  9. 9. ♀ Minna born 2003
  10. 10. ♂ Moni
  11. 11. ♀ Podichi born 2014?
  12. 12. ♀ Poorna born 2016?
  13. 13. ♂ Raja born 2013?
  14. 14. ♂ Rajkumar born 1989
  15. 15. ♀ Rana
  16. 16. ♀ Sundari born 2009
  17. 17. ♂ Unnikrishnan born 2009


Kottoor Soman was born wild .

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2020: 78-year-old elephant Soman from Kottur elephant rehabilitation centre is all set to enter the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest elephant. Ahead of this, the Herd of elephants in the rehabilitation centre will honour Soman on Sunday.

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2020-10-04 Kerala's 78-year-old elephant to enter guinness book of world records (age unverified) - Elephant News

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Kottoor Soman, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre (ERC) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5901. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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