Andal at Renganathar Swamy temple

Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) Andal at Renganathar Swamy temple

Andal
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Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 68 years old
Status:sick
Management:Free contact
Location:Renganathar Swamy temple
ArrivedRenganathar Swamy temple 2009-01-00
from Theppakadu elephant camp (Mudumalai)
Theppakadu elephant camp (Mudumalai) 2009-01-28
from Koodalagar Azhagar Kovil (Alagar temple)
Koodalagar Azhagar Kovil (Alagar temple) 1986-10-16
from
Born:1950 unknown
Document updated2011-12-13: present location added
2018-03-15: text, details added
2009-05-07: The 58-year-old Andal, an elephant of Madurai Kallalagar Temple, was taken to the camp in the Nilgiris for treatment on January 28, where it was detected that he was affected by Elephant TB (Mycobacterium tuberculosis)

2017-08-29: He told me that Andal was 38 years old and she came to Srirangam on 16th October 1986, which is almost 31 years. That is when I realized, why she did not panic when a lot of people surrounded her. She is taking the Kudam filled with water from the Kaveri river as an offering to Ranganatha every day. It is her usual routine of starting her day.

Sources, among others

  • http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Chennai/HC-asks-govt-to-shift-elephant-affected-by-TB-from-Nilgiris/articleshow/4493062.cms
  • http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/Temple-elephants-set-off-for-sojourn-in-Mudumalai/articleshow/11088763.cms
  • https://www.localguidesconnect.com/t5/Travel-and-Advice/quot-Andal-quot-The-Srirangam-Temple-Elephant/td-p/433666

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