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

♂ Murthy
Alternative name: Moorthy, Morthy ,Loki

Identification

Local id Number 3
Tamil Nadu database22

Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 59 years old
Dentition
Incisivesmakna
Management:Free contact

People killed:12
Origin
Born:* 1962 wild
Birth place: in Mudumalai National Park
Capture: 1997 Padanthurai, Gudalore, Tamil Nadu
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

Record history
History of updates2010-08-30: alt. name
2018-05-04: tm nr

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

Location


Murthy is a living Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India.

Murthy arrived in 1999-09-00 to the Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), relocated from the Mudumalai Game Hut elephant camp, in India.

Murthy lives together with 25 other elephants at the Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC):
  1. 1. ♂ Anna born ~1957
  2. 2. ♀ Bhama born ~1949
  3. 3. ♂ Bomman born <2000
  4. 4. ♂ Cheeran born 1986-07-10
  5. 5. ♂ Giri born >2009
  6. 6. ♀ Harini
  7. 7. ⚪ Indhak
  8. 8. ♂ Indhar born ~1948
  9. 9. ♂ Jambo born <1987
  10. 10. ♂ John born >1992
  11. 11. ♀ Kamatchi born ~1957
  12. 12. ♂ Mudumalai born ~1965
  13. 13. ⚪ Sankan
  14. 14. ♂ Santhosh born 1975-05-15
  15. 15. ♀ Sentilvadivu born ~1976
  16. 16. ♂ Shankar born ~1967
  17. 17. ♂ Srinivas
  18. 18. ♂ Sujai (twin) born 1971-05-20
  19. 19. ♀ Sumangala born ~1989
  20. 20. ♂ Udayan born 1998-11-24
  21. 21. ♂ unknown born 2016
  22. 22. ♂ unknown born 2000
  23. 23. ♂ Vijay (twin) born 1971-05-20
  24. 24. ♂ Wasim born 1971-01-31
  25. 25. ♂ Wilson born 1988-04-16


See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.

Origin


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


Comments / pictures

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

Named after Dr. Vaidyanathan Krishnamurthy (1929-2002)

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Murthy, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 November 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2484. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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