Elephant Keeper

Elephant Trainer

Minimum - No formal training course or school. Mostly passed through generations as a family business

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The tasks a Mahout is expected to perform include:

Riding and leading elephant to transport men and material from one place to another

Cleaning and grooming elephants

Knowledge of training elephant for ceremonial occasions, processions and for specific work, e.g. log felling, lifting, stacking, etc.

Proficient in grooming and feeding elephant

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Work independently

Willing to perform laborious tasks



Good at handling animals

It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Minimum 8 hours of working everyday

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include fatigue, body ache, fall, injury, etc.

For candidates with experience -INR1,000 toINR8,800 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

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Forest departments of India


Private institutions

Cities across India

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Wildlife SOS, New Delhi

Kodanad Elephant Training Centre, Kerala

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