They now graze in abandon in the sprawling two-acre land in the Kottoor elephant rehabilitation centre.
At the elephant rehabilitation centre in Kottoor, one among the few elephant rehabilitation centres in the state, a major shift to creating a more pachyderm-friendly space is being spearheaded by Satheesan.
A special practical training programme which was facilitated by environmentalist Sangita Iyer was also instrumental in bringing this change.
The rehabilitation centre has over 16 elephants, the oldest one being 80-year-old Soman, who is currently in musth.
“After the training is complete, we hope to take them four times a week into the forest,” he says.
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