Vinayagan (wild) an Asian elephant at Coimbatore forest division

♂ Vinayagan (wild)



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂
Characteristics:A tear in one of its ears, uneven tusk patterns, unique pattern of the brush of its tail1
Management:Wild elephant
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Present / last location:Coimbatore forest division, in India

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

Coimbatore forest division

Document updated2018-12-06: new record
2018-12-08: identification marks
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Vinayagan (wild) is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Coimbatore forest division, in India.

Vinayagan (wild) arrived Coimbatore forest division unknown date,

In Coimbatore forest division, Vinayagan (wild) lives together with 4 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Chinna Thambi (wild)
  2. ,
  3. noname (wild)
  4. ,
  5. unknown
  6. ,
  7. unknown (wild?)
  8. , and possibly other wild elephants which have no record in this database (see detailed list).


Vinayagan (wild) was born wild .

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2018-12-05: Meanwhile, Vinayagan, another wild elephant likely to be captured and translocated from Thadagam, moved to Mel Maruthungarai and Keel Maruthungarai area. The giant tusker is said to be in musth.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Vinayagan (wild), an Asian elephant at Coimbatore forest division in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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