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

♂ Neelakandan

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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 27 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1996 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 Kodanadu Elephant training centre

Record history
History of updates2018-03-18: nrs
2018-06-12: text
2018-07-10: transferred to Mudumalai
2018-09-18: transferred to Muthanga

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

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

Neelakandan lives together with 7 other elephants at the Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad):
  1. Bharath
  2. Chandhu born 2017?
  3. Kunju
  4. PM-2
  5. Pramugha
  6. Surendran born ~2001
  7. Surya

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Neelakandan was born unknown 1996.

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2018-06-11: The forest department’s attempt to take an elephant for training in Tamil Nadu was blocked due to the disagreement of the natives. The authorities were blocked by hundreds of people when they reached there at 2 AM. The attempts of police to execute the actions of the department was also futile. The elephant named Neelakandan from the Kodanad elephant training centre was planned to be taken to Muthumala camp for a special training.

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). Neelakandan, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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