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

 ☨ ♀ Devaki  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ about 1998 years old (approximate age)
Born:* ~1930 wild
Birth place: in unknown
Capture: 1942-02-11
Dead date: 1998-06
Death reason: :
Total: 2 babies
(Claimed offspring: 10 (one set twins born 20-5-71))

1. Born 1971-05-20 Vijay (twin) Local id: 7

2. Born 1971-05-20 Sujai (twin) Local id: 8
Present / last location:Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1942-00-00Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)

Document updated2018-05-18: new record, death report
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† Devaki is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India, of in 1998-06. (see detailed list).


(Claimed offspring: 10 (one set twins born 20-5-71))
  1. (M) 1971-05-20 Vijay (twin) Local id: 7
  2. (M) 1971-05-20 Sujai (twin) Local id: 8


Devaki was born wild ~1930 at unknown, captured 1942-02-11 .

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" 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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Devaki, an Asian elephant at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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