Wasim, the star kumki, with his mahout Eswaran

Meet the mahouts at Theppakadu camp in Mudumalai who have transformed the lives of their elephants

2022-08-11 - Theppakadu, India.

Wasim’s trunk pauses midair as he reaches for a bamboo shoot. His mahout, M Eswaran, calls out a command from a distance and in a split second, the elephant changes course. The shoot is far from his reach, and hangs above a slippery clump of grass: Eswaran had alerted his elephant. The 28 elephants of Tamil Nadu Forest Dept’s Theppakadu camp at Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in the Nilgiris, are cared for by some of the country’s most experienced mahouts, many of whom have transformed the l...

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The left eye of the 35-yr-old tusker

How Kumki Cheran got his eyesight back

2021-12-23 - Theppakadu, India.

Cheran, a kumki elephant who was injured by a care taker, got his vision back, thanks to the efforts of the team led by veterinary assistant surgeon K Rajesh Kumar. The 35-year-old elephant is receiving treatment at the Theppakadu elephant camp in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR). Currently, the animal has got back nearly 80 per cent of his eyesight and it will take a few more months to recover completely.

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A jumbo graduation

2012-01-31 - Theppakadu, India.

A 48-day rejuvenation camp for temple elephants in Tamil Nadu concluded on Monday, at Theppakadu in the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve (MTR) in the Nilgiris. The camp was held as per recommendations made by the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department followed by a government order. About 37 elephants from various temples in the state, all female except for one, participated in the camp which began on December 13.

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Elephants participate in Chaturthi celebrations

2009-08-24 - Theppakadu, India. D. RADHAKRISHNAN

Mudumalai came alive on Sunday during the Vinayaka Chathurthi celebrations. A remarkable feature of the festivities was the participation of elephants belonging to the Theppakadu camp of the Mudumalai Tiger Reserve. Though rain dampened the spirit of the festival in some parts of the Nilgiris, at Mudumalai the celebrations were marked by considerable enthusiasm. Witnessed by a large number of devotees and tourists, including a few foreigners, 17 elephants were given a bath in the Moyar river and...

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4 Headlines about Elephants from Theppakadu2022-08-11 - Theppakadu, India - Meet the mahouts at Theppakadu camp in Mudumalai who have transformed the lives of their elephants 2021-12-23 - Theppakadu, India - How Kumki Cheran got his eyesight back 2012-01-31 - Theppakadu, India - A jumbo graduation 2009-08-24 - Theppakadu, India - Elephants participate in Chaturthi celebrations

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