Phyllis an Asian elephant at Unknown

 ☨ ♀ Phyllis  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ < 1, unknown age
Id number
Status:Lost to follow-up
Born:* ~1897 wild
Birth place: in unknown
Capture: 1904
Dead date:
Death reason: age:
Present / last location:Unknown, in Unknown

Date of Arrival

from Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)

Document updated2018-05-18: new record
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† Phyllis is a dead Lost to follow-up Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Unknown, in Unknown, age in , (see detailed list).


Phyllis was born wild ~1897 in unknown, captured 1904 .

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1953: The correspondence concerning the pensioning of Phyllis, wild caught as a youngster in 1904: In March 1953 Inspector of Livestock S. Ghopalan described the animlas endearing qualities to Conservator of Forests as follows: Elephant Phyllis ... is reckoned to have completed 56 years of age. Now she is declining in health and is found untit for dragging timber. She is very fond of little elephant calves, whenever there had been births of elephant calves in captivity. In vicw of the services rendered by her during the last forty-nine years. it will be better that now in her old age. she is pensioned off, just as Eva, Ranger and Peri were previously pensioned off. allowed maintenancc ration and looked after by only one attendant till their end. Or as a measurc of economy. she may be transferred to Nilgiri Division. and tried solely for the joy riding for visitors in Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary Nilgiri Division. and tried solely for the joy riding for visitors in Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary.... Unhappily the story ends with the footnote hidden in the annual report of 1955:
Phvllis was sold in Nilambur for Rs. 1100.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Phyllis, an Asian at Unknown in Unknown. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 November 2020 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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