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Coimbatore

48-day rejuvenation camp for elephants concludes

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore : The 48-day rejuvenation camp for elephants belonging to various temples and mutts in Tamil Nadu concluded at Thekkampatti on the outskirts Wednesday.

A total of 28 elephants participated in the 11th edition of the camp which began on December 14 and all the elephants were flagged off to their respective temples in trucks and lorries by State HR and CE minister, Sevur S Ramachandran.

The elephants were given nutritious food, fruits on the advise of doctors fro Animal Husbandry durong the camp.

As a routine, the elephants were taken for walking for 5 KMs in the sprawling nine acres of campus, along with shower bath, physiotherapy, Ramachandran said.

The mahouts were also given training how to handle the elephants, he said.

AIDMK Rajyasabha MP A K Selvaraj, MLAs V C Arukutty, Arunkumar, and OK Chinnaraj and senior district and forest department officials were present at the function.

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