27 December 2013

Rukku Gone on Holiday

On December 19, Rukku our 15 year old female elephant from Arunachaleswarar Temple started off from Arunachaleswar Temple in the back of a lorry on her way to her 48 day vacation. This is her fourth such vacation, and from all reports boarded the transport lorry very enthusiastically. 

Rukku having bath at Temple

This holiday is part of a yearly elephant rejuvenation camp started in 2003 at Mudumalai (Theppakadu) sanctuary by the Chief Minister J Jayalaitha. In 2012-13, the rejuvenation camp was shifted to Thekkampatty in Mettupalayam on the banks of Bhavani. 

As many as 43 elephants from Temples and Mutts and for the first time 55 elephants maintained by the Forest Department will participate in the camp to be held for 48 days. 

Our Rukku

Have a Wonder-filled Holiday sweet Rukku.

1 comment:

Divya said...

What a great idea! Sounds like Rukku is in for a fun treat, socializing with all the other elephants.