Devaki an Asian elephant at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)

☨ Devaki
ID nr:
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female ♀ about 1998 years old (approximate age)
Dead date: 1998-06
Death reason: :
Location:Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)
ArrivalTheppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) 1942-00-00
Born:* ~1930 wild
Capture: 1942-02-11 ,
Offspring and year of birth:(Claimed offspring: 10 (one set twins born 20-5-71))
  1. (M) 1971-05-20 Vijay (twin), Local nr: 7
  2. (M) 1971-05-20 Sujai (twin), Local nr: 8
Document updated2018-05-18: new record, death report
" Devaki" a wild caught female (at 12 years of age), which survived
up to 68 years, gave birth to her last calf at the age of 57 years.




Mother of the famous twins Suyaj and Vijay in Mudumalai:

The famous elephant twins are Sujay and Vijay who were born on May 20 1971 to an elephant named Devaki in the Muthumalai sanctuary in Muthumalai. They were born three hours apart.
Though three sets of twin elephant births had been recorded in Tamil Nadu state since 1960 only but Sujay and Vijay survived and are known to be living together. the managed to reach the middle age and were star attraction in this famous sanctuary. An interesting aspect is both the twins had spent most of the day together – bathing, eating and playing. Vijay had no liking for coconuts, it was not true of Sujay. The reserve has about 23 jumbos the twins are among them.


1998: Died June 1998


Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Devaki, an Asian at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 October 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=10930. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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