Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp in India

Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp

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Local name Guruvayur Devaswom Aanathavalam (Punnathur Kota)

Address Guruvayur
Place Thrissur
Country India
Website Website


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Head keepers
of elephants
A K Radhakrishnan

Elephant keepers 2023: Sarath Parippally
Record history
History of updates2024-01-31

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Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp, located at Guruvayur, in Thrissur, Kerala, India .

Living elephants

At the Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp lives 44 elephants with records in this database: (detail list)
  1. Achuthan born ~1973
  2. Akshay Krishnan born 1992?
  3. Appu born ±1975
  4. Balakrishnan born 1983
  5. Balaram
  6. Balu
  7. Chandrasekharan born 1979
  8. Chenthamarakshan
  9. Damodhara born 2002
  10. Devi born 1972
  11. Gokul born 1999
  12. Gopikrishnan (Gopeekrishnan) born 1974
  13. Gouri
  14. Indrasen born 1979
  15. Junior Kesavan born 1993
  16. Junior Lekshmanan born <1964
  17. Junior Madhavan born 1981
  18. Keerthi born 1997?
  19. Krishnan born 1970
  20. Kuttikrishnan
  21. Lakshmanan
  22. Mukundan born 1987
  23. Murali born 1984
  24. Nandan born 1979
  25. Nandini born <1967
  26. Narayankutty
  27. Parthan born 1995?
  28. Prakashan born 1969
  29. Radhakrishnan born 1962
  30. Rajasekharan born 1973
  31. Ramu born 1973
  32. Ravikrishnan
  33. Reshmi born <1983
  34. Sankara Narayan born 1980
  35. Sathyanarayanan born 1972
  36. Sidharthan (Siddarthan) born 1986
  37. Sreedharan born 1978
  38. Sreekrishnan born 1999?
  39. Sudeepan born 1977
  40. Umadevi born 1972
  41. Unnikkannan born 1979
  42. Valiya Vishnu
  43. Velayudhan
  44. Vinayakan

Comments / picturesThe elephant stock at Punnathoor Kotta comprises six cow (female) elephants, two Makhna or mozha (tuskless males) and 54 bulls (males) or tuskers.

2021; There are 45 elephants at the Devaswom’s Anakotta.

2024-01-27: With the death of Kannan, the number of Guruvayoor elephants are down to 39.

References for records about Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Guruvayur Devaswom elephant camp, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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