Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) in India

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Rathi  dead elephant


Local id Number 15
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Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ about 2013 years old (approximate age)
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Born:* ~1947 wild
Birth place: in Mudumalai National Park
Capture: 1942-04-11
Dead: 2013-01-23
Death reason: age:
13 !
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India

Date of arrival

Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)
from Mudumalai National Park

Record history
History of updates2023-02-16

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† Rathi is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2013-01-23 at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India, .


13 !


Rathi was born wild ~1947 at 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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Rathi, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 17 April 2024 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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