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Old-Age Home for Temple Elephants in Kerala

Aged elephants in Kerala will soon get an old-age home – a geriatric centre. The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), which manages a large number of Hindu Temples in southern Kerala including the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple, will set up the geriatric care centre.
DNA reports 
Temple elephants, suffering from various age-related ailments, will be shifted to the geriatric care centre and given special care and treatment under trained mahouts and veterinarians. Kerala is home to a large number of captive elephants in India
 "The geriatric care centre is planned to be set up in Thiruvananthapuram or in central Kerala. We are planning to shift aged elephants, kept at TDB temples, to the new centre. They will be given scientific care and upkeep there," Devaswom Commissioner P Venugopal said.