The protesters alleged that the 57-year-old temple elephant namely Ambalappuzha Vijayakrishnan, who had a huge fan following in the area, died due to negligence on part of the TDB officials and its mahouts.
He was one among the large elephants that had the honour of carrying the golden idol of Lord Guruvayurappan during the festival of the famed Lord Krishna Temple at Guruvayur.
Peelandy Chandru, the elephant who created a reign of terror in the Attapadi area of Palakkad district killing nine persons, has become sober now thanks to the training imparted at the Elephant Training Centre in Kodanad.
The visitors who get to the elephant reserve, which is under the supervision of the Forest Department, can not only see this giant animal but also learn a lot about them.
Padayappa is only a case in point and the people of the hill town of Munnar are living in constant fear of wild animal intrusion.
A committee constituted by the Centre recently recommended to phase out elephant rides at Amer Fort by replacing them with electric vehicle rides.
Thousands of people paid their last respects to Karnan when the tusker’s body was kept at Mangalamkunnu before the funeral, which took place in Walayar forest in the evening.
The revenue-panchayat authorities will shut down the resort.
The video showed the object in flames hurled from a building on the animal injuring its ear. The elephant fled trumpeting in pain.
According to forest officials, a 20-year-old female elephant died on Sunday morning, hours after it was rescued from an unused well in a farm into which it had fallen three days ago.