A baby elephant at the Kodanad Elephant Kraal. Taken in March 2007. There were some 5-6 baby elephants caged or chained like the one in picture. Its a pleasure to watch them bathe in the dry mixture of mud, hay, palm leaves and dry leaves. The one in picture should be less than 12 months old and less than 6 feet in height.
Kodanad, a beautiful and charming semi-rural village situated on the south bank of river Periyar, about 50 kilometers east of Kochi(Cochin), Kerala, South India. Kodanad is the only elephant training centre in Kerala specialised for training stranded baby elephants from the forests across the region. This itself has become a unique attraction in recent times as at least 5-8 baby elephants are brought in and trained every year.