A mammoth move

  • | Tuesday | 21st January, 2020

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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