21/06/2023 09:30 PM | Click to read full article
This is the 36-year-old elephant Arikomban’s chaotic and charismatic story. He has been captured, translocated twice, and tranquilised multiple times. He has been playing truant between Kerala and Tamil Nadu and he became a symbol of state pride for Malayalis. He has fan clubs on social media. There’s talk of making a movie about his life. Every video of him — whether napping, eating, or lolling in grasslands — goes viral.