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Annual rejuvenation camp for elephants from Nov 26

Posted on Nov 17, 10:27PM | UNI

The annual rejuvenation camp for elephants belonging to Temples and Mutts, which was launched by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, would be held from November 26 at a serene environment.

The 48-day camp would be held in a four acre area situated at Thekkampatti Goddess Vanabadrakaliamman temple on the near the Bhavanisagar river.

In all 45 elephants -- 35 belonging to 33 temples and ten belonging to five mutts -- would undergo the rejuvenation camp in which the pachyderms lephants would be provided special diet.

The camp was aimed at improving the health condition of the elephants by providing them with nutritious and dietary foods.

The rejuvenation camp for elephants was first introduced by the AIADMK government headed by Ms Jayalalithaa in 2003 to provide respite to the elements from their daily duties.

The camp was not held between 2006 to 2011 and it was re-introduced by Ms Jayalalithaa after she came to power in May last year.

The camp was held at Mudumalai from November 14, 2011, to January 30, 2012 for 37 elephants from across the state.