Maheswari an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Trivandrum Zoo (Thiruvananthapuram Zoo)

☨ Maheswari
ID Number:
701 in Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala - 
Species: Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ less than 2015 years old (maximum age)
Dead date: 2015-02-09,
Death reason: unknown: collapsed,
Location:Trivandrum Zoo (Thiruvananthapuram Zoo)
ArrivalTrivandrum Zoo (Thiruvananthapuram Zoo) 1946-00-00
from Konni Elephant Kraal Reserve (Pathanamthitta)
Born:* >1930 wild
Document updated2017-03-13: death, links
2018-03-18: Kerala DCEK Nr
2018-05-06: new record
Semialbino elephant? Also called Rani? Stated to be born 1934?

According to zoo records, Maheswari came from a forest area in Konni, now in Pathanamthitta district, in 1946. Cynthia Chandran, a journalist and daughter of a former director of the zoo, told IANS that she grew up seeing Maheswari from the mid-70s.

“We stayed in the zoo till my father retired in 1989. At times she used to come in the night to our residence which had 26 different types of fruit trees. Her favourite was the jackfruit.”



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Reference list

Koehl, D., (2020). Maheswari, an Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at Trivandrum Zoo (Thiruvananthapuram Zoo) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2393. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Database for Captive Elephants in Kerala
    made 2009 by Surendra Varma, E.K. Easwaran, T.S. Rajeev, Marshal.C.Radhakrishnan, S. R. Sujata and Nibha Namboodiri , India
  • Districtwise details of Captive Elephants of Kerala by Kerala Forest Department, India
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