Kottoor to be home of India’s first elephant rehabilitation centre

India’s first elephant rehabilitation centre will be set up by the Kerala Government in Kottoor, an ecotourism village near the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. The centre is expected to have an elephant museum, mahout training centre, super-specialty hospital, a retirement home and crematorium for the animals. It will also house orphaned, injured and older elephants. The centre will also have a training centre for mahouts along with a residential facility for them. It is being planned on the lines of the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Sri Lanka.

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