Mudumalai an Asian elephant at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC)


♂ Mudumalai
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ about 55 years old (approximate age)
Id numberLocal id Number: 4
23 in Database for Captive Elephants in Tamil Nadu
Dentition:tusker
Management:Free contact
Origin
Born:* ~1965 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1967-07-09 Mudumalai
Locations
Present / last location:Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India

Date of Arrival

1967-07-09Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) from Mudumalai National Park

Document updated2010-09-05: new record
2018-05-04: tm nr
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Mudumalai is a Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), living in Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), in India.

Mudumalai arrived in Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) 1967-07-09, relocated from Mudumalai National Park, in India.

In Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC), Mudumalai lives together with 23 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Sankan
  2. ,
  3. Harini
  4. ,
  5. Indhak
  6. ,
  7. Murthy born 1962
  8. ,
  9. Wasim born 1971-01-31
  10. ,
  11. Vijay (twin) born 1971-05-20
  12. ,
  13. Sujai (twin) born 1971-05-20
  14. ,
  15. Santhosh born 1975-05-15
  16. ,
  17. Cheeran born 1986-07-10
  18. ,
  19. Wilson born 1988-04-16
  20. ,
  21. Udayan born 1998-11-24
  22. ,
  23. unknown born 2000
  24. ,
  25. unknown born 2016
  26. ,
  27. Jambo born <1987
  28. ,
  29. Bomman born <2000
  30. ,
  31. John born >1992
  32. ,
  33. Indhar born ~1948
  34. ,
  35. Bhama born ~1949
  36. ,
  37. Kamatchi born ~1957
  38. ,
  39. Anna born ~1957
  40. ,
  41. Shankar born ~1967
  42. ,
  43. Sentilvadivu born ~1976
  44. ,
  45. Sumangala born ~1989
  46. , (see detailed list).

Origin


Mudumalai was born wild ~1965, captured 1967-07-09 , captured at Mudumalai.


Comments / pictures


from the book In the Village of the Elephants :

Focusing on Bomman, the son of a mahout, and Mudumalai, his father's elephant, the book charts a typical day in the life of the team. The elephants, once used for logging, are seen here in their contemporary role as forest rangers, patrolling the preservations and crop fields.

Lively photographs depict activities ranging from the morning bath in the river to the noontime feeding of the village elephants (Mudumalai receives 20-pound balls of specially concocted porridge) and correspond effectively to the text, which places the reader in the middle of the action ("Having an elephant throw sticks at you might seem like a strange way to wake up, but for Bomman it happens almost every morning").

On a larger scale, the book thoughtfully demonstrates how both humans and animals have had to adapt to a changing world.



Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Mudumalai, an Asian at Theppakadu Mudumalai Forest Camp (MFC) in India. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 28 November 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=2601. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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