Maheswari at Trivandrum Zoo (Thiruvananthapuram Zoo)

† Maheswari
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 85 years
Dead date: 2015-02-09
Death reason: unknown: collapsed,
Location:Trivandrum Zoo (Thiruvananthapuram Zoo)
ArrivedTrivandrum Zoo (Thiruvananthapuram Zoo) 1946-00-00
from Konni Elephant Kraal
Born:1930 wild
Document updated2017-03-13: death, links
Semialbino elephant? Also called Rani? Stated to be born 1934?

According to zoo records, Maheswari came from a forest area in Konni, now in Pathanamthitta district, in 1946. Cynthia Chandran, a journalist and daughter of a former director of the zoo, told IANS that she grew up seeing Maheswari from the mid-70s.

“We stayed in the zoo till my father retired in 1989. At times she used to come in the night to our residence which had 26 different types of fruit trees. Her favourite was the jackfruit.”

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  • Jelle Boef
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