Periyanayagi an Asian elephant at Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park)

♀ Periyanayagi

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Alternative name:Thaiyalnayagi


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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Management:Free contact
Born:* unknown
Birth place: in unknown
Present / last location:Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park), in India

Date of Arrival
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2008-04-00Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park)
from Chinnar elephant camp
Chinnar elephant camp
from Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
Top Slip Kozhikkamuthy Elephant camp (Annaimalai)
from Vaitheeswaran Koil temple (Pullirukkuvelur)

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Periyanayagi is a living sick Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park), in India.

Periyanayagi arrived Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park) 2008-04-00, relocated from Chinnar elephant camp, in India.

In Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park), Periyanayagi lives together with 8 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Asokan
  2. ,
  3. Indira
  4. ,
  5. Narasimhan born 2009
  6. ,
  7. Sagar born 2008
  8. ,
  9. Sharon born 2009
  10. ,
  11. unknown
  12. ,
  13. unknown born 2011-09-00
  14. ,
  15. unknown born 2010-12-21
  16. , (see detailed list).


Periyanayagi was born unknown at unknown.

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21 Nagapattinam Vaitheeswaran Koil Thiruppanandal Mutt Periyanayagi Female 57 1955

diagnosed with tuberculosis

2008-04-07: A 30-year-old cow elephant in Pollachi, diagnosed with tuberculosis, was brought to the Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Vandalur for treatment a few days ago.

Thaiyalnayagi was hitherto kept in the Kozhikamuthy elephant camp in Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Pollachi.

A senior Forest Department official said the elephant was handed over to Wildlife authorities four years ago by the Vaitheeswarankoil temple authorities as they were unable to take care of it.

The animal was housed in Kozhikamuthy and Chinnar elephant camps for sometime. About three months ago, it was diagnosed with tuberculosis. As a veterinarian had to be brought in from Coimbatore every time treatment was due, the authorities decided to send the animal to the Vandalur zoo.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Periyanayagi, an Asian elephant at Madras Vandalur Zoo (Arignar Anna Zoological Park) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 April 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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