|† Rukku||Alternative name:||Rukmani||ID Number:|
|Species:||Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)|
|Sex and age:||Female ♀ 29 years old|
|Dead date:||† 2017-03-22,|
|Death reason:||accident: sustained injuries when panicking|
|Location:||Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple (Tiruvannamalai)|
|Arrived||Arulmigu Arunachaleswarar Temple (Tiruvannamalai) 1991-00-00|
from Theppakadu elephant camp (Mudumalai)
Theppakadu elephant camp (Mudumalai) 1988-04-30
|Born:||1988-04-30 captive-born in|
Theppakadu elephant camp (Mudumalai)
|Siblings through the mother Bhama:|
|Document updated||2018-04-17: Kerala DCEK Nr|
Born in Mudumalai on April 30, 1988, Rukku was gifted to the temple by former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in August 1995.
The elephant was brought to the temple at the age of three years and domesticated. It was in the temple for close to 27 years. The elephant was given by the Tamil Nadu government to the temple....
Rukku (the Temple elephant) passed away at her night enclosure at Arunachaleswarar Temple at 12.30 a.m. on Thursday March 22, 2017.
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