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

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 ☨ ♀ Rathi  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ about 2013 years old (approximate age)
Id numberLocal id Number: 15
34 in Database for Captive Elephants in Tamil Nadu
Dentition:not visible
Born:* ~1947 wild
Birth place: in Mudumalai National Park
Capture: 1942-04-11
Dead date: 2013-01-23
Death reason: age:
Present / last location:Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India

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Mudumalai National Park from Mudumalai National Park

Document updated2018-05-04: new record
2018-05-20: death report
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† Rathi is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India, age in 2013-01-23, (see detailed list).


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Rathi was born wild ~1947 in Mudumalai National Park, captured 1942-04-11 .

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13 babies and a film star!

1941: Rathi was captured in 1941 when she was six years old

She shared screen space with Rajinikanth in Annai Oru Aalayam and MGR in Neerum Neruppum , among others.

She made friends with other elephants at the camp and lived long enough to become a mother, a grandmother and a great-grandmother...On January 23, at 5.30 p.m, Rathi died. She was laid to rest at Abhayaranyam camp in Mudumalai Tiger Reserve. She was 78. Said to be the oldest captive Asian elephant in the country, Rathi was a special one.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Rathi, an Asian at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=11206. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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    Categories2013 deaths | ~194 births | 1942 captures | Elephants from Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) | India | Asian elephants

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