The Importance of Elephants in Kerala
Jumbos in Kerala
The Elephant is a common sight in Kerala. Several hundreds are domesticated. Some are very famous which earn them the status of well-known personalities.
They are so well known that they are reported on in prominent newspapers when they fall sick or die.
Elephants are very intelligent and generally speaking tolerant and form close bonds with their keepers and other elephants with whom they live. In Kerala elephants play an essential part in temple festivals. Elephant expert consider the body and head structure of the elephants found in Kerala to be especially attractive.