27 March 2019
Now intensively researching how to get the database queries to work with php7. //Dan

Neelakandan at Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)

27 March 2019
Now intensively researching how to get the database queries to work with php7. //Dan

Male ♂ Asian elephant Neelakandan at Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)

ID Number:Chip id Number: 00065EA6E9 - Local id Number: 138 - 
6 in Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 23 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Muthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad)
ArrivedMuthanga elephant camp (East Wayanad) 2018-09-16
(Todo: problem fetching history (php7,2 upgrade))
Born:1996 unknown
Document updated2018-03-18: nrs
2018-06-12: text
2018-07-10: transferred to Mudumalai
2018-09-18: transferred to Muthanga
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.

Sources, among others

  • http://www.forest.kerala.gov.in/images/cekerala.pdf
  • http://english.mathrubhumi.com/news/kerala/people-block-attempt-to-take-elephant-for-training-attempt-to-take-elephant-fails-1.2880076
  • https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/elephants-from-kerala-begin-training-at-mudumalai/article24176226.ece
  • https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/jumbo-plans-for-muthanga-camp/article24971406.ece
  • Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala
    made 2009 by Surendra Varma, E.K. Easwaran, T.S. Rajeev, Marshal.C.Radhakrishnan, S. R. Sujata and Nibha Namboodiri , India

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