Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Trivandrum Zoo in India

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Maheswari  dead elephant


Kerala database nr701


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ less than 2015 years old (maximum age)
Born:* >1930 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2015-02-09
Death reason: unknown: collapsed,
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Trivandrum Zoo, in India

Date of arrival

1946-00-00Trivandrum Zoo
from Konni Elephant Kraal Reserve

Record history
History of updates2017-03-13: death, links
2018-03-18: Kerala DCEK Nr
2018-05-06: new record

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Maheswari is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2015-02-09 at Trivandrum Zoo, in India, . Official death reason described as collapsed, .


Maheswari was born wild >1930.

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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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2007-04-13 Finally, maheswari gets company in trivandrum zoo - Elephant News

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Maheswari, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Trivandrum Zoo in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 November 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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