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Thrissur Pooram: Tusker Ernakulam Sivakumar to replace Thechikottukavu Ramachandran.

2021-03-16 - Trichur, India.

Thechikottukavu Ramachandran, the celebrity tusker of Thrissur Pooram, will not take part in the festival vilambaram ceremony this year. Ernakulam Sivakumar owned by the Cochin Devaswom Board, will replace Ramachandran. The committee took the decision as the forest department has restricted the parading of Ramachandran. Forest department has imposed a ban on parading the elephant after it ran amok and killed two people at Guruvayur in February 2019.


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Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Wild Asian Elephants, Southern India

2017-02-22 - Trichur, India.

We tested 3 wild Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) in southern India and confirmed infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, an obligate human pathogen, by PCR and genetic sequencing. Our results indicate that tuberculosis may be spilling over from humans (reverse zoonosis) and emerging in wild elephants.


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Trichur Pooram festival

2013-04-21 - Trichur, India.

The main features of the pooram (festival) are decorated elephants with their nettipattam (decorative golden headdress), beautifuliy crafted kolam, decorative bells and ornaments etc. Add to this is the panchavadyam, the rhythmic beating of the drum, and what would be a cacophony otherwise is turned into an organized but spontaneous symphony.


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3 Headlines about Elephants from Trichur2021-03-16 - Trichur, India - Thrissur Pooram: Tusker Ernakulam Sivakumar to replace Thechikottukavu Ramachandran. 2017-02-22 - Trichur, India - Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Wild Asian Elephants, Southern India 2013-04-21 - Trichur, India - Trichur Pooram festival

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