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

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Murthy  dead elephant

Alternative name: Moorthy, Morthy ,Loki


Local id Number 3
Tamil Nadu database22


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 61 years old

People killed:12
Born:* 1962 wild
Birth place: in Mudumalai National Park
Capture: 1997 Padanthurai, Gudalore, Tamil Nadu
Dead: 2023-10-14
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India

Date of arrival

1999-09-00Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)
from Mudumalai Game Hut elephant camp

1999-07-00Mudumalai Game Hut elephant camp
from Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)

1998-07-12Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)
from Mudumalai National Park

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2023-10-15: Updated as dead

Latest document update2023-10-15 08:01:32
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† Murthy is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2023-10-14 at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India, .


Murthy was born wild 1962 at Mudumalai National Park, captured 1997 , captured at Padanthurai, Gudalore, Tamil Nadu.

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In the five years before his capture, he had killed 12 villagers, damaged crops, farmland and several houses.

Named after famous Indian Veterinarian, Dr. Vaidyanathan Krishnamurthy (1929-2002).

2022-08-29: Murthy and Mudumalai get retirement:
Murthy in Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Murthy, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 February 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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