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This "Kalpana Chawla" obeys 50-odd commands

2014-05-04 - Pollachi, India.

Every love story is interesting. This one is more so as R. Palanisamy begins saying ‘Kalpana Chawla’ will be expecting him back home. He is a mahout and ‘Kalpana Chawla’ is the elephant he has trained. And, they both live in the Tamil Nadu Forest Department’s elephant camp in Topslip.


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A fire cracker being burst near an elephant herd at Sholayar estate near Valparai.

Elephants stay put in tea estates near Valparai

2006-09-06 - Pollachi, United States. M. Gunasekaran

The herd of 14 elephants continues to stay in tea estates near Valparai. They have been there for over the last one week and the forest department has sent four kumkis (tamed elephants) from its elephant camp at Kolikamuthi to drive the herd into reserve forests.


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Elephants Day at Topslip Wildlife Sanctuary

2004-10-06 - Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, India.

NO MORNING line-up or rides for tourists into the jungles on their backs! It was Elephants Day, part of Wildlife Week celebrations, at the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Topslip near Pollachi this Sunday, and the pachyderms were having a real holiday. The Conservator of Forests, Coimbatore Circle, T. Sekar, said that the elephants were brought to Topslip from their camps in Kozhikamudhi and Varagliyar tribal settlements.


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